Museum professional with two years of experience . Specialty areas include museum management and historical research and writing.
Cataloging using PastPerfect Software
Knowledgeable of A.A.M. Standard
Curatorial AssistantJul 2012 - Feb 2013 International Bowling Museum and Hall of FameArlington, TX
Accessioning items using PastPerfect software
Curatorial Intern and ResearcherMar 2011 - Feb 2013 Heritage Farmstead MuseumPlano, TX
Cataloging using PastPerfect software
Label research and writing
Assistance in educational programming
Research, writing, and editing of museum book
Collaboration with other museum professionals for research purposes
Assistance in development of docent manual
Museum and object maintenance
Assistance in grant writing
Research AssistantJan 2005 - Feb 2007 University of TulsaTulsa, OK
Researched primary resources for supervising professor
Prepared PowerPoint presentations for university lecture courses
Ph.D.: Humanities- Aesthetic StudiesCurrent University of Texas at DallasRichardson, TX Unique doctoral program in which I plan to specialize in 19th century art and 19th and 20th century American history. This program will qualify me to perform high level research of museum objects.
Master of Arts: Museum Studies2011 University of OklahomaNorman, OK
The World of a Museum- This course focused on the structure of the museum, roles of the staff, American Association of Museum standards of practices and ethics, operations and developing and implementing museum budgets.
Collections Management-The emphasis of collections management was practices related to collections management including accessioning and de-accessioning, ethical loan practices, ethical object procurement, and object care.
Museum Management and Leadership- The course concentrated on philosophy, policies and practices of governance, ethics, mission development, long term and strategic planning, and institutional missions.
Museums, Cultures, and Communities- The interaction between the museum, community, and public is the focus of this course. This includes educational and public programming, fund raising, public relations, and marketing.
Bachelor of Arts: History2008 University of TulsaTulsa, OK
Never a Good Girl: The Renegade Spirit of the Farrell-Wilson Family Donning Publishing- This commemorative book to be published in September 2013 for the Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano, TX explores the lives of the family who lived in the historic Ammie Wilson House. As a co-author my work included researching the collection and other sources, writing, and editing. The primary focus of the book is Ammie Wilson an eccentric sheep-breeder who became a champion in a primarily male dominated field. This book is a fundraising initiative for the museum and received a grant from the Collin County Historical Society for 2012.