Joanne Fenn | e-Inside | March 27, 2017 | Kent State University

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Joanne Fenn

Associate Professor and Collections Manager/Museum Registrar
Kent State University Museum
Kent Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

I keep track of the museum’s collection (over 30,000 pieces), and I assist researchers, including students and faculty, in using the collection. Once students and faculty realize what a great resource the collection is, they frequently come back. I also work with national and international lenders that contribute work to special exhibitions.

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

October 2001

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

The Cleveland Museum of Art

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

The opportunities! I have the opportunity to work with an incredibly experienced and professional staff; and the rewarding opportunity of working one-on-one with student assistants, providing on-the-job training.

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

A great work environment, a world-renowned museum collection and a beautiful campus.  

RESIDES IN:

Hudson, Ohio

HOMETOWN:

Warren, Ohio

EDUCATION:

M.L.I.S. Library and Information Science, Kent State University; M.A. Arts Administration, The University of Akron; B.A. Art History, The University of Akron

HOBBIES:

My family and pets; running; music.