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Katharine Klein

Museum Specialist

M.A., University of South Carolina
B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University

Role in Museum: 

As a Museum Specialist in the Exhibitions and Collections Management Office, I provide programmatic and administrative support, technical assistance, and advice to the museum's staff regarding collection management, project management, exhibition planning, database management, and reporting, research, and writing projects.



  • Collections Manger for Inventing in America; Baer Landmark; Inventive Minds; Places of Invention; Spark!Lab; FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950–2000; Advertising War; Religion in Early America; and Giving in America
  • Graphics Manager for Within These Walls…; Entertaining America; Objects of Devotion (publication) and The Art of Sound


  • Project Assistant for American Enterprise
  • Graphics Manager for American Enterprise: A History of Business in America (publication)
Professional Affiliations: 
  • American Alliance of Museums
  • National Council on Public History
  • Chicago Museum Exhibitors Group