Hello there everyone! My name is Christain and I am excited to volunteer as the Student Liaison for ArLiSNAP! I was so happy to come across this group as it is a fantastic resource. It is my hope to help share it with others who are interested in becoming part of the art and museum library community and in doing so, become more involved in it myself!
I have my bachelor’s degree in Art History from UMKC and am currently in the MLIST program at Mizzou. I work at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures (which has an incredible little reference library) and have worked and interned at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Chicago Architecture Foundation. I have a fascination with researching, organizing, and sharing the histories of objects and the more obscure they are, the better. Want to know more about miniature eye portraiture or Victorian hair art? Then I’m your gal!
In my free time I love: horror movies, grapefruit LaCroix, cheese and fruit combos, anything Victorian or Mod, Indian food buffets, hermit crabs, thrifting, and sewing.
It is so very nice to meet everyone!