Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Collections Management, Beloit College
  • Introduction to Museum Studies, Beloit College (co-taught)
  • Craft Production in Oaxaca, Beloit College (co-taught)
  • Field Excursion to Oaxaca, Mexico, Beloit College (co-taught)
  • Storage Solutions, Center for Collections Care, Beloit College
  • Care of Ethnographic Collections, International Preservation Studies Center
  • Grant Writing for Collections Care: Federal Grants, International Preservation Studies Center


  • 2019 A Guide to the Preventive Care of Archaeological Collections. Advances in Archaeological Practice, pp. 1-7. DOI:10.1017/aap2019.7.
  • 2016 Assessing the Impact of Curricular Collections Use at a Liberal Arts College (with Kylie E. Quave). Museum Management and Curatorship. Vol. 32, No. 1:2-19.
  • 2015 Contextualizing Collections Management in Academic Museums. In: Collections Care and Stewardship: Innovative Approaches for Museums, pp. 43-52. Rowman & Littlefield.
  • 2012 Collections Planning: Best Practice in Collections Stewardship (with Jackie Hoff). In: The Small Museums Toolkit, Collections and Historic Preservation, pp. 108-131. AltaMira Press.

Nicolette Blum Meister

Director, Logan Museum of Anthropology; Faculty Director, Center for Collections Care; Instructor, Museum Studies

 Email:  Phone: 608-363-2305  Office: Room 111, Godfrey Hall

Nicolette earned her B.A. in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and M.S. in museum studies and anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her museum experience includes work at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Denver Art Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum, and the Pitt Rivers Museum of Ethnology and Archaeology at Oxford University.

Her work focuses on the management and preservation of the Logan’s collections, increasing curricular points of access to the museum’s collections, teaching collections management in the Museum Studies Program, and directing the Center for Collections Care (C3). She has co-authored and implemented seven NEH and IMLS grant proposals to increase the preservation of and access to Logan Museum collections.

Nicolette also serves on the Board of Directors of the Beloit Historical Society and co-founded and annually co-chairs the Stateline Small Museums Conference.

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