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Fellowships in Museum Practice - Program Alumni

Fellowships in Museum Practice Program Alumni 1993 - 2015

The fellowship reports which are highlighted in bold type, illustrate the diversity of museums and professional interest of the field.

Lucy B. Alexander   (Award of Merit) Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD
"The Public / Private Partnership: Beyond Giving", 1997

Mary Alexander   Maryland Historical Trust, Crownsville, MD
“'Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and Function of Museums' , a New Edition”, December 2005 and January 2006

Publication: Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums, Lanham, MD: Altamira Press, 2007

Nola Anderson   Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia
"An investigation into the use of archival film and photography in museum exhibitions", 1998

Maria Cristina Barbosa de Almeida   Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
"Possibilities and strategies for implementing the museum library into the activities of other museum departments", 1996 

Jennifer Anderson-Lawrence   Historic Hudson Valley,  Tarrytown, NY 
"The Nursery of Living Thought: The Role of Public Education at the National Museum of
American History", 1996 

Dr. Olaug Andreassen – Fellow in Museum Practice
Documentalist/Anthropologist, Oslo, Norway
“Making Digitised Collections Useful. What can we learn from current Smithsonian work with source communities?”

Robert Baron New York State Council on the Arts, Folk Arts Program, New York, NY
"Curating the Intangible through Public Programs", 2007-8

David Butts   Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
"The changes that are occurring in decisions about collecting and the implications of those changes on collecting strategies and practices." 2001

Presentation: "From Consultation to Partnership: Maori Participation in Museum Governance" at The Museum: A World Forum, a conference at the University of Leicester, UK, April 26, 2006

With Potaka, U. "NgaTtaonga Tuhono - Treasures that Bind People" in Te Ara: Journal of Museum Aotearoa, 2003.
"Maori and Museums: The Politics of Indigenous Recognition," in Museums, Society, Inequality, edited by R. Sandell, London: Routledge, 2002.
"Recent Constitutional Changes at Wanganui Regional Museum" with S. Dell and R. Wills in Te Ara: Journal of Museums Aotearoa, vol. 27, No. 2, 2002.
Butts, D. (2002). Maori and Museums: The politics of indigenous recognition. In R. Sandell (Ed.), Museums, Society, Inequality (pp. 225-243). London: Routledge.
Butts, D., Dell, S., & Wills, R. (2002). Recent Constitutional Changes at Wanganui Regional Museum. Te Ara: Journal of Museums Aotearoa, 27(2), 37-40.
Potaka, U. and D. Butts, (2003). Nga Taonga Tuhono – Treasures That Bind People. Te Ara: Journal of Museums Aotearoa.
Butts, D. (2003). Maori and Museums: The politics of Indigenous Recognition. PhD Thesis in Museum Studies, Massey University.
Butts, D. (2006). Māori Participation in Museum Governance. Te Putake 1: 39-44.
Butts, D. (2006). Museum Governance, indigenous recognition and (in)tolerant multiculturalism. New Zealand Sociology 21(1): 89-107.
Butts, D. (2007). Museums. In: Fields, A. and R. Young, (Eds.) Informing New Zealand: Libraries, Archives and Records. Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. Pp. 203-215
Butts, D. (2007). Māori, Museums and the Treaty of Waitangi: the changing politics of representation and control. In: Knell, S. et al. Museum Revolutions: how museums change and are changed. London: Routledge. Butts, D. (2007). Every Garment Tells a Story: Exploring Public Collections. In: Labrum, B. et al. (Eds.) Looking Flash: clothing in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Auckland University Press.

Julie K. Brown   Author and independent researcher, San Antonio, Texas 2003
"Making the ‘Speaking Picture': Displays for Health at International Expositions 1876-1904"

Pietro Cerreta  (Award of Merit) LeRuote Quadrate Calitri, ITALY
"Explorations into ways of combining science history and theory with hands-on museum exhibits effectively for a broad, general audience, and especially for school-age visitors." 2000 

Jean Cooper   The Natural History Museum,  London, England
"Access for all: Integrating accessible design into exhibition and educational programmed

Joe Cox  The Conservancy of Southwest Florida  Naples, Florida
"The development and use of interdisciplinary handouts as an effective method of increasing retention in young museum visitors", 2000

Antonio Delgado  (Award of Merit) University Of New Mexico at Taos, Ranchos de Taos, NM 
"New Mexico's Moradas: Developing a Museum Policy Partnership with the Hispanic
Community," 1998  

Ann Elizabeth Denkler   Alexandria Archeology, Alexandria, VA 
"Interpreting Utopia Through Interactive Community Experiences in Greenbelt, Maryland", 1996

"Dressing Many Parts: Curating a Community-Centered Exhibition on Ritual Clothing" in the Virginia Association of Museums News Magazine, 2002.
"Alexandria Archaeology Museum Celebrates Virginia Archaeology Month" in The Alexandria Guide: Celebrating the Arts in Alexandria, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2001.
"Handling Issues of Gender, Race, and Ethnicity: Constructing and Understanding an Interactive Exhibition on Domestic Technology in a Small Community Museum" in Current Trends in Visitor Behavior, May 1996.

Cheryl Fox (Award of Merit) Maryland Museum of African American History and Culture Crownsville, MD 
"Ways in which museum exhibitions whose primary subject is a distinct cultural group, can attract broad audiences who are not members of that cultural group ." 2001

Rebecca A. Fuller  (Award of Merit) Independent Scholar, Winston-Salem, NC
"The Tactile Exhibit: Topics, Concepts and Techniques" 2005

Helen Glazer  Goucher College, Baltimore, MD 
"In Quest of Myth: A Prototype Multi-Museum Tour at the Smithsonian", 1995

Robert Goler    Arts Management Program, American Univeristy, Washington, DC
"Developing Pedagogical Tools For More Effective Interim Museum Directorships", 2004

Dr. Helen Graham Research Associate, International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies
Newcastle University, UK
“Museums for Us: Exploring museums with people with intellectual disabilities”

Jessica S. Hall   Newseum, Washington, DC
"Telling Old Stories, New Ways: Using New Technology to Create Interactive Learning Experiences," 2004

Jooyeon Han
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Title of Study : From Collecting to Sharing: Grass-roots museums culture and public education 2010

Marjorie L. Harth   Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, CA 
"Old Traditions/New Obligations: Museums and the Management of Indigenous Collections", 1998

Publication: "Learning from Museums with Indigenous Collections: Beyond Repatriation" in Curator, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1999.

George E. Hein, PhD. , Professor Emeritus
Lesley University Cambridge, MA
Democracy and Museums: The Social Responsibility of Museums 2010

Claudia Hernandez  The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY 
"Educational Outreach to Minority High School Youth Audiences through Museum- School Based Programming", 1998 

Nigel Holman   Farm and Ranch Heritage Foundation Las Cruces, NM
"The Curation and Use by Museums of 'Sensitive' Native American Photographic Images: Stepping Back to Look at the Big Picture", 1995

"Mission, Strategy, and the cost of Quality in Nonprofit Cultural and Arts Organizations" in D.H. Nagao (ed.) Proceedings of the Sixty-Third Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (CD). ISSN 1543-8643 (lead author with B. Daily and J. Weisinger), 2003.
Traditional History Study of Navajo National Monument: An Ethnographic Literature Review of Publications on Hopi, Zuni, and Navajo. Prepared for the National Park Service (with M. Norcini and L. Hieb), 2001.
"Photography as social and economic exchange: Understanding the challenges posed by photography of Zuni religious ceremonies" in American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Vol. 20, No. 3, 1996.
"Curating and controlling Zuni photographic images" in Curator, Vol. 39, No. 2, 1996

Christian Holtorf, PhD.
Head, Department for Academic and Public Programs
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden
Title of Study: The Impact of Public Lectures on the Production of Knowledge. A Case-Study: Representations of Arctic Research at the Smithsonian Institution from the 19th Century to the Present.

Sherry Hutt   (Award of Merit) Independent researcher and cultural resources educator, Phoenix, Arizona
"Legal Aspects of Ownership: Contrasting Cultural and Biological Collections" 2002

Publication: Series editor. Yearbooks of Cultural Property Law, Walnut Crek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2007.

Charlie Keck   La Casa de la Ciencia, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
"School and Outreach Programs: Effective Approaches in Science Museums", 1997 

Deborah E. Kmetz   State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 
"Seeing It With Your Own Eyes: The Nature of Visual Communication in History Exhibits", 1993 

Dr. Hadwig Kraeutler– Museum Educator
Belvedere Museum of Austrian Art, Vienna
Research topic: Alma Stephanie Wittlin (1899-1990). The Extraordinary Life and Work of an Inspiring Museologist

Christina Kreps    University of Denver Museum Studies / Anthropology Denver, CO
"Bridging the Gaps: Participatory Approaches to Museum Development and Cultural Work", 1997

"Non Western Models of Museums and Curation in Cross-cultural Perspectives" in A Companion to Museum Studies. Edited by S. Macdonald. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2006.
Liberating Culture: Cross Cultural Perspectives on Museums, Curation, and Heritage Preservation London: Routledge, 2003.
"Curatorship as Social Practice" in Curator Vol. 4, No. 3, 2003.

Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Cyprus University of Technology
Study Title: Museums and Visitor Photography: Art Experience, Reproduction and Memory2014

Karol Ann Lawson
Interim director, Sweet Briar College Art Museum and Galleries
Sweet Briar, VA

Research topic: “Not for Sale: Recent Deaccessioning Controversies in U.S. Museums”

Margaret A. Lindauer   Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
"Inside, Out, and Back Again: The Relationship of Museology and Curriculum Studies to Museum Education", 2004

Presentation: "After the Critiques: Applying Critical Pedagogy to Exhibition Development" at The Museum: A World Forum, a conference at the University of Leicester, UK, April 27, 2006.

Publication: "What to Ask and How to Answer: A Comparative Analysis of Methodologies and Philosophies of Summative Exhbit Evaluation" in Museums and Society, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2005.

Dr. Phaedra Livingstone
Assistant Professor & Museum Studies Coordinator, Arts & Administration Program, University of Oregon (USA)
Touchstones, Touchscreens and Tall Tales: Interpretive Perspectives and Representational
Limitations Across the Process of Developing an Exhibition
Report expected 2014.

Carol E. Mayer   British Columbia Museum of Anthropology and associate to the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2003 "International Collaboration - Addressing the Legacy of Early Collecting Practices"

"The Traveler and the Island Belle: Frank Burnett's Photography in the Pacific" in a special edition of the Journal of Pacific History, 2005
"Gladsome Moments: From the Museum to the Academy...and Back?" in Journal of Museum Management and Curatorship. Vol. 20, No. 2, 2005.
"Take out those Nasty Red Labels: Interventions as Agents of Change in a Teaching Museum" in Museum Anthorpology. Vol. 26, No. 2, 2003.
"University Museums: Distinct Sites of Intersection for Diverse Communities" in Museologia. Vol. 3, 2003.

D. Lynn McRainey   Chicago Historical Society   Chicago, IL 
"Interpreting History Through Interactive Experiences, 1995 

Susan Miner   Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Wichita, KS
"A Learning Style Assessment at the National Zoo", 1993 

Teresa Morales   Programa de Museos Comunitarios y Ecomuseos  Oaxaca Mexico
"Cultural Appropriation and Community Museums", 1995

Publication: "Community Museums and Global Connections: the Union of Community Museums of Oaxaca" in Museum Frictions: Public Cultures/Global Transformation. Edited by Karp, Krantz, Szwaja, and Ybarra-Frausto. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2006.

Dr. Theano Moussouri—Fellow in Museum Practice  
Lecturer in Museum Studies, University College London, Institute of Archaeology (London, UK)
Study Title: Cooperative learning: An integrated approach to co-designing and researching family learning experiences in museums and other informal learning contexts
December 2011, April 2012, July/August 2012

Sarah A. Ogilvie  United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC
"Lessons Learned from Memorial Museums and Sites of Conscience: A Study of Best Practices and Guiding Principles", 2005

Vishwamitra Oree Rajiv Gandhi Science Center, Mauritius
"Effective Science Museum / School Partnerships," 2008

Segametsi C. Radise  Botswana National Museum, Gaborone, Botswana
"An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Educational Programs in Relation to the School Curriculum Needs", 2005

Stephanie Ratcliffe   Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, MD
"Kid Stops: Integrating parenting skills information into exhibits for the early childhood audience", 1993

Charles R. Regier   Kauffman Museum   North Newton, KS 
"An analysis for current approaches to traveling museum exhibitions and the development new solutions for use in the production of such exhibits", 1994

Jessica Sack   (Award of Merit) Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
"The Opportunities and Barriers for Teaching Teachers to use Museum Collections as Primary Sources", 2005

Richard P. Sandell   Leicester University, England "Museums and the Combating of Prejudice", 2004

"Museums and Disability Representation," a poster presentation with others at The Museum: A World Forum a conference at the University of Leicester, UK, April 25-27, 2006.
“Museums and the Representation of Sexual Minorities”, panel presentation at American Association of Museums Annual Conference, Boston, USA, 27 April – 1 May 2006.
“Museums and the Reframing of Difference” keynote presentation to the international conference, ‘Making Cultural Heritage Truly Inclusive’, National Museum of Finland, 11-12 October 2007.

Museums, Prejeduce and the Reframing of Difference
London: Routledge, 2006.
Museums, Prejudice and the Reframng of Differences, London and New York: Routledge, 2007.

Eric Sandweiss
Carmony Chair of History, Associate Professor, and Editor, Indiana Magazine of History, U. of Indiana, Bloomington
Research topic: "The City's Museum and the Museum's City: The Urban Landscape and Museum Practice in Europe and North America, 1850-2000"

Karin Wiltschke-Schrotta   Museum of Natural History   Vienna, Austria
"Issues related to the manner in which human remains are presented in museum exhibitions", 2000

Niyatee Shinde   Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Century Bhavan  Mumbai, INDIA
"The philosophies, methodologies, and practices across the spectrum of photographic collections in museums and archives, while identifying ways in which interdisciplinary access to photographs can be broaded." 2001

Cindi Steffan   Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature   Winnipeg, Canada
"An Examination of Best Practices in Alternative Work Models, Looking at Successful Implementation within the Museum Sector", 1997 

Martha Gutierrez Steinkamp   (Award of Merit) Resource Specialist   Ft. Lauderdale, FL
"In search of exchange: An analysis of the application of current museum theory – the development of participatory outreach programs and exhibits in culturally diverse communities" 2000

Barbara Cohen Stratyner   The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts NYC, NY
"An exploration of practices in the presentation of personal narratives and oral histories in
exhibitions intended to serve multi-generational and / or multi-cultural audiences", 2000

Andrew Jay Svedlow  Winthrop University,  Rock Hill, SC
"Life Long Learning and Museums: In Pursuit of Andragogy", 1994

Mac Swackhammer   Dawson City Museum and Historical Society Dawson City Yukon,Canada
"A Project to Examine and Compare Experiences with, and Attitudes toward, Repatriation of First Nations Material and Documentary Heritage, in some Canadian and United States Museums, with the intent to Develop Models for Repatriation Negotiations and Activities", 1997

Martin Tillett   Howard B. Owens Science Center, Lanham-Seabrook, MD
"The Development of Science Education Lessons about Maryland Dinosaurs", 1994

Dr. Gail Thakur– Anthropology, Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland
“From Historical Trauma to Museum Exhibition: The Social Life of Material Self-Expression in The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese-American Internment Camps, 1942–1946”

Selma Thomas Independent Scholar, Washington, DC
Research topic: "An Examination into the Impact of Web 2.0 on Museum Exhibitions"

Stefan Toepler   George Mason University, Arlington, VA.
"Museum Merchandising: An Exploration of its Uses and Limitations", 2004

Publication: "Caveat Venditor? Museum Merchandising, Nonprofit Commercialization and the Case of the Metropolitan Museum in New York" in VOLUNTAS-International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofict Organizations 2006.

“The Role and Changing Face of Non-market Provision of Culture in the United States” in MUSEUM International  No. 232 (Vol. 58. No. 4, 2006). UNESCO 2006

Book review of Whose Muse? Art Museums and the Public Trust in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly  Sage Publications 2008. View Link

Lea Foster Warden Independent Researcher
IMPACT: The Traveling Exhibit Industry and Sustainability, February - April 2007

Publication: co-authoring an essay about greening registration departments for the 5th edition of the New Museum Registration Methods (Buck & Gilmore)

Presentation: "lunchtime discussion" about greening exhibit design and transport at the Feb. 2009 California Association of Museums annual conference

Peter H. Welsh  Arizona State University , Tempe , AZ
“Paradox in Museum Practice”, June – August 2006

Song Xiang-guang   Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology, Peking University
Beijing, People's Republic of China
"Museum Collection Management: An Applied Project Designed for the Arthur Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University", 1993

Tongyun Yin   Tsinghua University , Beijing , China
“Dynamic Intersection: Museums and the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage” December 2005 – March 2006

Alessia Zorloni Research Associate “Strategic Management for Contemporary Art” (a project of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)) Vienna, Austria 
Research topic: "Achieving Excellence: Investigation into the Use of Performance Indicators in Museums"



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