Megan M. Huelman - Online Resume

Boulder, CO. meganhuelman@hotmail.com

EDUCATION

  • Master of Arts. University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Department of Textiles, Clothing, and Design
    Major: Historic Textiles.
  • Bachelor of Arts. University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Department of History.
    Major: History

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Curator, Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum, Broomfield, CO
    • Manage volunteers in the inventory of the entire collections while they simultaneously cataloging items in Past Perfect.
    • Prepare new paperwork and reconcile old paperwork for donations and loans.
    • Work closely with exhibit team in preparation and implementation of new exhibits.
    • Manage website and social media facebook account.
    • Develop marketing materials.
    • Assist with grant writing and supply budgets for collections and exhibit projects.
    • Chair of Collections Committee and Co-Chair of Exhibit Committee.
  • Museum Technician, Louisville Historical Museum, Louisville, CO
    • Created standardizing procedure for cataloging photographs and edited 2,700 records.
    • Wrote a manual for the digitization process and set up the Past Perfect Online interface to provide online access to photograph and archival collections. Louisville Historical Museum Online Collections
    • Designed an online interface with PastPerfect Online and then organized the implentation of the online archive for our photograph collection. Continue to manage and update the PastPerfect Online portal for continued use.
    • Manage the membership database of 883 contacts.
    • Develop Educational Outreach program by creating a curriculum to take into local Elementary schools.
  • Historic Textile Consultant, Material Heritage, Boulder, CO
    • Assist museum collections with organizing, documenting, and properly storing their artifacts.
    • Consult with family's about their historic heirlooms.
    • Create procedures for collection management to compliment the museum's policies.
    • Provide museums, libraries and businesses in the Denver metro with a captivating presentation on a textile or research topic.
  • Guest Service Ambassador, History Colorado Center, Denver, CO
    • Assist guests throughout their visit.
    • Reset interactive exhibits and address exhibit design or technological issues.
    • Work with school group facilitators to create smooth transitions.
  • Guest Exhibit Co-Curator, Boulder History Museum, Boulder, CO
    • Presently co-curating an exhibit on clothing used for popular Boulder outdoor activities.
    • Previously wrote web content for Object of the Month section on museum’s website.
  • Collections Assistant, Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum, Broomfield, CO
    • Interview, train and supervise volunteers in cataloging with Past Perfect.
    • Wrote a Collections Management Procedure Manual that normalized the process of accessioning, cataloging, labeling and storing artifacts.
  • Collections Deaccession Assistant, Estes Park Museum , Estes Park, CO
    • Evaluated provenance of 25,000 artifacts through searching donor records.
    • Determined object’s relevance to museum’s mission and made recommendations to keep or deaccession.
  • Volunteer Receptionist and Collections Assistant, Boulder History Museum, Boulder, CO
    • Volunteer as front desk staff and administrative assistant.
    • Catalog, photograph and document artifacts in museum’s collection.
  • Asst Curator / Collections Management, Historic Costume Collection, Univ of Neb - Lincoln
    • Managed the preservation and presentation of the Historic Costume Collection
    • Accessioned new items and created storage devices for hanging garments.
    • Participated in photographing collection for online digital archive and organizing data
  • Collections Assistant Intern, Nebraska State Historical Society,Lincoln, NE
    • Cataloged 385 historic dresses of the 19th and early 20th century on Past Perfect.
    • Evaluated condition and provenance by studying the artifact and donor files to determine relevancy to NSHS collection.
  • Visitor Services Assistant, International Quilt Study Center and Museum, Lincoln, NE
    • Served as receptionist and administrative assistant
    • Interacted with visitors and answered questions regarding the museum and exhibitions
  • Gallery Guard, Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN
    • Maximized the visitor's experience by answering questions about the exhibition while maintaining museum standards regarding visitors' interaction with displayed objects.
  • Public Programming Intern, Shawnee Indian Mission,Fairway, KS
    • Developed a living history interpretive character complete with personal background, costume suggestions, and historical context educational material.

SELECTED PUBLIC OUTREACH

  • Presenter, Public Tour of the UNL Historic Costume Collection , Lincoln, NE. 2011
    • In conjunction with the Meadowlark Music Festival’s gallery tours
    • Led tour through costume collection storage and discussed the department’s efforts in preservation and conservation
  • Online Projects
    • Textile Consulting Website
    • Digital History Project - Nominated for the 2011 Woodberry Prize celebrating exemplary research in interdisciplinary 19th century studies at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
  • Exhibits
    • Military Service Basics. Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum. 2015.
    • Evolution of Activewear. Boulder History Museum. 2014.
    • Fibers of Function. Textiles, Clothing and Design Department, Univ of Neb - Lincoln. 2011.
    • Quilts Under the Microscope. International Quilt Study Center and Museum. 2010.
  • Presentations
    • 19th Century Textile Printing and Dyeing.
      • Make it Sew. Broomfield, Colorado. May 2014.
      • Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. Golden, Colorado. January 2015.
    • “Start with Clothing a Plenty” Women’s Clothing on the Overland Trails.
      • Costume Society of America Symposium. Las Vegas, Nevada. June 2013.
      • Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library. Broomfield, Colorado. August 2013.
      • Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. Golden, Colorado. January 2014.
    • Western Split Riding Skirt – Fashion or Function? Costume Society of America Regional Conference. Ottawa, Canada. October 2010.
    • Quilts Under the Microscope. International Quilt Study Center and Museum. Lincoln, Nebraska. April 2010.

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