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Museums


Material culture is a key component of cultural geology. In this capacity, I have participated in the development of exhibits and educational programs for multiple museums. In reverse chronological order:

  • Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, Connecticut, 2007-2010. Inventory and documentation of historic stone walls. Participation as chapter author in the museum's first monograph, Hill-Stead: The Country Place of Theodate Pope Riddle, Edited by James Gorman and published by Princeton Architectural Press.
  • Connecticut State Museum of Natural History. University of Connecticut, 2007-2008. Design assistance, script-writing, and technical consulting for the stone wall entry and the geology and climate history exhibits.
  • Connecticut Science Center, Adraien's Landing, Hartford, CT. 2006-2008. Technical consultation for two exhibits: the Connecticut River and Connecticut geology. The museum opened in Fall, 2009.
  • William Thomas Benton Museum of Art. University of Connecticut, spring, 2003. Working with Art Curator Thomas Bruhn and his staff, we created Two Views of Middle Earth: Landscape Art and Geology, featuring fourteen works, thirteen from the collection.
  • University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks, AK, 1982-1984. I was a staff employee during museum exhibit design, participating in various ways. The entry exhibit features the Colorado Creek Mammoth, the excavation of which I supervised as a funded project.

PHOTO BANNER: Dome of the Wilbur Cross Building, a signature on campus. Rennovated Student Union. Central campus, opposite the main entrance to the Homer Babbage Library. Oddball artwork always makes me wonder, which I suppose it it's purpose. All photos courtesy of University Communications unless otherwise noted.