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  • Maureen M. Lane

    Collections Manager and Acting Curator
    Office: SCC
    Office Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30


    M.A. Museum Studies, Johns Hopkins University, focus in curation and exhibitons; collections management strategies; information and digital media management  

    M.A. American Studies, Penn State University, concentration in late 19th and 20th century American Art and Material Culture

    B.A. Political Science with minor in Studio Art, Kutztown University

    Research Interests

    Museum Studies:

    Object-based pedogogy; innovative collections management strategies;  exhibition practices using collaborative and participatory models;  leveraging social and digital media to create dynamic learning environents and to cultivate content rich knowledge environments.

    American Studies:

    The relationship between artists and social conflict.  Master's thesis research explored the reaction of artists to the September 11th terrorists attacks and the war in Iraq along with the build up to American participation in World War II.  Additional independent study explored how early 20th century artists were impacted by changing social forces.



    The Phillips Museum of Art Website

    The Google Outdoor Sculpture Trail, Project Manager

    The Phillips Musuem of Art Collections Database, Project Manager

    Frames and Mountings, The Phillips Museum of Art Blog, Co-Project Manager

    The Phillips Museum of Art Facebook Page, Project Manager


    Collections Dialogues, an exhibition exploring experimental installation of the permanent collections. Co-curator with Philip Zimmerman. 2012

    Collections Dialogues-Remix. Curator, 2013


    • Digital Storytelling: Using Social Media to Engage Audiences in Narratives, facilitator, THATCamp Philly, The Humanities and Digital Technology, 2012

    • Transitioning into Leadership Roles in Higher Education, Presenter, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Women's Council Conference on Constructing and Reconstructing Identity of Women, 2011 

    Student Collaborations

    Museum liason collaborating with Professor Linda Aleci and students of the Curatorial Practices Seminars to design and mount the following student-curated exhibitions:

    • Cabinet Fever: Reinventing the Cabinet of Curiosities
    • Surveillance: Revisioning Community and Cameras
    • Zorachs Paint and Spirit

    Museum liason collaborating with Professors Eliza Reilly, Phillip Zimmerman and students from the Museum Mysteries research seminars resulting in public presentations, exhibition and digital projects showcasing previously unseen objects from the permanent collection.

    Served as museum liason and mentored students engaged in undergraduate research resulting in the following student & faculty curated exhibitions:

    • Emancipation 150: Natinal Event, Local Lives
    • Collecting Shadows, The Dawn of American Photography
    • Money: Rome to US
    • The Academy Boards of Caroline Pear
    • Samplers and the Education of American Women in the 19th Century

    Digital collaborations with faculty and students: