Adrienne Scott—Museum of Anthropology

"One day I might be editing the newsletter or helping students select a paint color for an exhibit wall, then planning a lecture series, or going out to a K–12 school site to give a presentation.”

Adrienne Scott, curator of the Museum of Anthropology, was the 2008 Outstanding Staff Employee of the Year. Scott came to the MOA in 2001 with 15 years of museum experience along with classroom teaching, community training, and administration.

Scott’s job as curator for the teaching museum is instructional support for the two co-directors, anthropology professors Stacy Schaefer and Georgia Fox, and the students in the museum studies program.

"There are many roles and duties I perform as curator," she says. "One day I might be editing the newsletter or helping students select a paint color for an exhibit wall, then planning a lecture series, or going out to a K–12 school site to give a presentation, or you might find me overseeing the student curators of the photography exhibition, or showing museum studies students how to make museum quality labels with our equipment."

She recently oversaw the move of the museum to the Meriam Library, next to the Turner Gallery. "This allows us the opportunity to conceive of creative collaborations with another wonderful campus museum," says Scott.

Adrienne Scott