Center for Collection Care
Learn More. Do More. Be More.
The Center for Collections Care at Beloit College (C3) provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for hands-on learning and practice for the museum, library, archive, and conservation professionals and emerging professionals. Our distinctive resources-two campus museums (Logan Museum of Anthropology and Wright Museum of Art), a vibrant archive, historic costume, and natural history collections-situated on the residential campus of a small, liberal arts college, provide unparalleled opportunities to gain new skills, network with other professionals, and better prepare for advancement.
The Center’s courses are taught by accomplished professionals who are committed to sharing their knowledge and expertise. The Center’s residential learning community of practice offers participants the opportunity to connect with and learn from one another. The real impact of Center or Collections Care at Beloit College training is realized when participants return to their home institutions equipped with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to effect positive change.
Beloit College is home to a well-established and nationally recognized Museum Studies Program that supports the integration of knowledge with experience, a core component of the College’s mission.
The Center’s distinctive community of practice empowers participants through hands-on training in collections care and builds preservation knowledge and skills.
The volunteer Advisory Board brings a range of knowledge and expertise to their roles to help guide and grow the Center for Collections Care at Beloit College. Board composition prioritizes representation from diverse types and sizes of cultural heritage organizations and aspires to be inclusive of historically underrepresented and excluded voices in the cultural heritage sector. Board composition is as follows:
- Rachel Allen (Nez Perce); Ph.D. candidate, Art History and Curatorial Studies, University of Delaware
- Bob Beatty; President, The Lynhurst Group (history, museum, and nonprofit consulting firm)
- Jennifer Hain-Teper; Adjunct Professor, School of Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Preservation Librarian and Head, Preservation Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
- Cricket Harbeck; Owner, Cricket Harbeck LLC (objects conservation studio)
- Nicolette B. Meister; Advisory Board Chair, Faculty Director, Center for Collections Care, Beloit College
- Josh Moore; Advisory Board Co-Chair, Director, Center for Immersive and Experiential Learning, Beloit College
- Cristin Waterbury; Director of Curatorial Services, National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium/Dubuque County Historical Society
- Sharon Welton; Executive Director, Stephenson County Historical Museum, Freeport, IL
- William Warner Wood; Associate Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Lesley Wright; Director, Grinnell College Museum of Art