Do you have a love for culture, art, or history? Have you ever considered working in a museum? Come join us for our Industry Insights: Careers in Museums event! A panel of professionals who currently work in some of the biggest and best museums, like the Field Museum and The Art Institute of Chicago will be joining us. Our discussion will give students and alumni the opportunity to learn about their roles, the journey that led them there, and advice for how to break into this unique field.
If you're unable to join us live via zoom, you can RSVP and we'll send you a recording of the event! View the panelist info below.
Panelist 1: Madeline Shearer - Art Institute
Madeline Shearer is an arts administrator and development professional with experience working in museums, universities, and arts nonprofits. She is the Assistant Director of Institutional Relations at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she has overseen the Corporate and University Partner Programs since 2014, developing relationships with a wide range of institutions in Chicagoland and beyond. In addition to her role at the museum, Shearer has experience in creative team leadership and program development with arts and culture organizations including the Chicago Park District, Chicago Architecture Biennial, and the Gene Siskel Film Center. She is currently a Master of Arts candidate in the Arts Administration and Policy program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Panelist 2: Molly Butler -\tField Museum
Panelist 3: Catherine Anchin - Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
Catherine Anchin is the Acting Associate Director for Advancement and External Affairs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC where she oversees fundraising, marketing, and communications for the museum. Prior to serving as the Acting Associate Director, she served as the museum’s Assistant Director for Advancement focusing on fundraising for a variety of exhibitions, programs, and special initiatives and a Development Officer focused on corporate and foundation fundraising. Throughout her career, she has specialized in museum fundraising, holding a number of development positions at various museums including: the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, and the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York. She received a BA in Art History and an MA in Museum Studies from Syracuse University, as well as a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Panelist 4: Lorien Yonker - Art Institute of Chicago
Lorien Yonker is an art historian and collections specialist with over a decade of experience working with objects from archaeological contexts. In her current position as Curatorial Associate for the Arts of Africa and Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium at the Art Institute of Chicago, she is primarily focused on provenance and market research, as well as expanding gallery content and narratives.
Thursday, November 5 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm