Museology Master of Arts Program

In addition to our core faculty and staff, we benefit from the wisdom of affiliate faculty. They bring a diverse perspective and allow our students to gain exposure to a wide variety of disciplines.


Nicolette Bromberg
Visual Materials Curator, Special Collections, UW Libraries
nxb@uw.edu

What inspires me
Art, nature, travel

Background
Previously was the Photo-Archivist for the University of Kansas and the Visual Materials Curator for the Wisconsin Historical Society

Specializations
Caring for historical visual materials, photography, visual literacy

Publications
“Afterward,” Mary Randlett Portraits; “Starting from Nothing: The Art of Creating a Film Archive,” The Moving Image: Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists; Shadows of a Fleeting World: Pictorial Photography and the Seattle Camera Club; Picturing the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: The Photographs of Frank H. Nowell; Washington State Film Preservation Manual: Low-Cost & No-Cost Suggestions To Care for Your Film;Then and Now: The Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Rephotography Project; Wisconsin Revisited, The Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Rephotography Project; “The Fastest Route to Denver,” The Ephemera Journal;“The Photographer and the Automobile,” Journal of the West; “Kansas Women in the Workplace,” Journal of the West; “Clarence Leroy Andrews and Alaska,” Alaska Journal


Adam Eisenberg, University of WashingtonAdam Eisenberg
Judge, Seattle Municipal Court
eisena@uw.edu

What inspires me
Our museology students inspire me every day with their quirky curiosity, incredible smarts, and sense of adventure. I mean, really, they’re studying museums — that is a great adventure in itself! I also gain inspiration from our discussions about ethics and how we should care for the world’s cultural property. Since there is no one right answer, I am fascinated by our ongoing effort to find a correct one.

Background
Adam Eisenberg is a Judge in Seattle Municipal Court, and the author of A Different Shade of Blue: How Women Changed the Face of Police Work. Before taking the bench, Judge Eisenberg was a criminal prosecutor, a civil trial attorney, an advocate on mental health and domestic violence issues, and a Los Angeles-based entertainment journalist. His writings include behind-the-scenes coverage of “Ghostbusters I and II,” “Terminator,” “Gremlins,” “Return of the Jedi” and two “Indiana Jones” films; and he has interviewed such Hollywood notables as George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg and James Cameron. His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Denver Post, Los Angeles Daily News, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, Twilight Zone Magazine, American Cinematographer, Cinefantastique and Cinefex.

Specializations
Art and cultural property law; the law and ethics of collections; museums and the First Amendment

Publications
A Different Shade of Blue: How Women Changed the Face of Police Work


Taylor_FeltTaylor Felt
Design & Production Manager, Artech Fine Art Services
taylorf@uw.edu

What inspires me
Good art, great ideas, outdoor spaces, and spicy food

Background
I earned a BFA in Fine Art from California State University, Sacramento and a MA in Museology from the University of Washington’s Museology Graduate Program. I’ve served as Curator and Exhibit Designer for projects at numerous institutions including National Audubon Society, Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, and Renton History Museum. I head the design and production division at Artech, which provides archival exhibit display solutions for public and non-profit institutions, museums, and corporate and private collectors. My areas of interest include exhibit design and planning, mount-making, installation, and artifact display.

Specializations
Exhibit Design, Collections Management, Exhibit Case Design, & Mountmaking

 


Hollye_KeisterHollye Keister
Registrar, Burke Museum
hgunter@uw.edu

What inspires me
Curious people inspire me. I’m surrounded by interesting collections, but curious people inspire me to dig deeper and make connections, to think about unexplored ways to interact with collections and problem-solve.

Background
Hollye Keister is the senior Registrar at the Burke Museum, where she has worked since 2002. She also manages the Burke’s Wildlife Art Collection and Institutional Archives, and oversees the Burke’s traveling exhibits service and NAGPRA compliance activities. Hollye is an alumni of the UW Museology program and teaches MUS 540 Preservation and Collections Management. She currently serves on the Board of the Registrars Committee Western Region.

Specializations
Collections Management, Preservation, Registration, NAGPRA, Archives


Siri_LinzSiri Linz
Assistant Archaeology Collections Manager, Burke Museum
linzs@uw.edu

What inspires me
Helping to manage over 1 million objects allows me to make connections with local communities the Burke Museum serves and makes the daily organization of the collections we hold meaningful and important.

Background
I am the assistant archaeology collections manager at the Burke Museum. In this role, I collaborate with the archaeology collections manager to oversee the delivery, processing and care of archaeological collections that include more than 1 million objects from all over the world. As part of this position, I support hourly student staff, as well as graduate student and undergraduate student research. I hold a Master of Arts in Museology and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Washington.

Specializations
Collections Management


Seth Margolis, University of Washington
Seth Margolis
Director, William A. Helsell Education Department, The Museum of Flight

What inspires me
Seeing the moment that the learner understands the topics and concepts being discussed–whether it is in a classroom, a gallery, or at an exhibit—and the learning process then becomes a shared and dynamic experience. Also, the challenge of always making learning an enjoyable experience for both the learner and the facilitator.

Background
I am the Director of the William A. Helsell Education Department at The Museum of Flight in Seattle. I studied history at the University of Alberta, received my Master of Arts in Museology at the University of Washington, and have worked at aviation and transportation museums in the United States and Canada. I teach museum education for the UW’s Graduate Program in Museology and serve on the advisory board for the Museum Studies Certificate Program, have spoken at a variety of museum conferences, and won the 2012 UW PCE Excellence in Teaching Award.

Specializations
Museum education, aerospace education, making paper airplanes, obscure Canadian trivia


Regan Pro
Kayla Skinner Deputy Director of Education & Public Engagement, Seattle Art Museum

What inspires me
I’m inspired by big ideas, generous ideas, new ideas and ideas that have long legacies of making the world better.

Background
I am the Kayla Skinner Deputy Director of Education & Public Engagement at the Seattle Art Museum. In this role I get to collaborate with lots of brilliant, creative partners to develop arts learning opportunities centered on equity, relevancy and curiosity. Prior to joining SAM in 2009, I worked at the Frye Art Museum and the Addison Gallery of American Art. I also held positions at several arts education organizations including Path with Art, Project Zero and the National Arts Learning Collaborative. Born in New York and raised in Seattle, I graduated with my bachelors in Art History from Wesleyan University and my masters in Arts Education from Harvard University.

Specializations
Museum Education & Interpretation, Public Programming, Community Partnership, Museum Inclusion, Conspiracy Theories & Celebrity Gossip


Sarah Samson, University of WashingtonSarah Samson
Curator of Collections & Exhibitions, Renton History Museum
siles@uw.edu

What inspires me
I am passionate about the very personal stories that can be found in local history. I love to use those stories as gateways to draw the public in and help people relate to the history of their area.

Background
I have a Bachelor’s in Anthropology and a background in archaeological field work. I earned my Master’s from UW’s Museology Program in 2005. I have worked for the Renton History Museum for the last ten years.

Specializations
Collections, Exhibit development & design


Kyana Wheeler
Deputy Manager, Race and Social Justice Initiative, City of Seattle
kyanaw@uw.edu

What inspires me
Black, brown, and Indigenous communities thriving far beyond simply surviving.

Background
Rooted in the belief that relationships and community are central to our liberation, I am a Black woman with extensive experience in anti-racism change efforts. An accomplished race relations trainer skilled in anti-racist data and measurements, systems analysis, group facilitation, anti-racist leadership development, and policy impact analysis, I am practiced in implementing systemic change within large complex structures. I work with organizations to embed institutional practices that create sustainable change and develop infrastructure that supports conversations about systems of oppression through the lens of race. I am experienced in coaching and motivating people to build skill and create capacity in increasing their effectiveness in challenging inequity within their organizations. I wear many hats in my personal life – wife, mother, and spoken word artist, using my art as a platform to connect with community and generate discussions that imagine a world more humane, just and free.

Specializations
Anti-racism and Organizational Change with a racial equity lens