May 17, 2017
At the beginning of April, Stormy Harrell joined the Museum of Anthropology staff as the collections manager. Stormy has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Alaska, a M.A. in Mesolithic Archaeology from the University of York (UK), and a Post Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies from Newcastle University (UK). She came to Wake Forest from the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee, Florida, where she held the positions of museum curator and assistant registrar. At the MOA, Stormy now manages the nearly 30,000 objects in the collections, almost 8,000 archival pieces, and the Museum’s research library. She is responsible for access to the collection, both in person and online, as well as donations, research, and preservation. Stormy will also collaborate with other staff members on exhibit curation and installation. Additionally, she will supervise interns interested in collections management. After several years without a collections manager, the MOA staff is excited about the opportunities available for increased use of the collections with Stormy as a member of the organization. The Museum’s collection is available to view online here.