Staff News

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 03:45 pm

We are excited to welcome a new member to the Hood team, and to share news of two valued staff members taking on roles that are new to them at the museum! 

Meredith Steinfels joined the Hood staff in January 2018 as the digital platforms specialist. Meredith was most recently the digital assets manager at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and also worked in collections information at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. As digital platforms specialist, she is responsible for the day-to-day management of the museum’s digital assets and the collections database, contributes to the digitization of the collection, and supports the staff’s work across a number of administrative platforms.

Andrew Turner, a member of the visitor services staff at the museum since 2015, became the museum’s first scheduling and office assistant in December 2017. With experience in customer support and service before arriving at the museum, Andy has since completed a number of certifications in life safety, diversity, and decision-making through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As scheduling and office assistant, he will greet and orient visitors at the museum’s front desk and schedule community and campus educational programs.

Nicole Williams, exhibitions coordinator at the Hood since 2010, became assistant registrar in December 2017. Nikki coordinated the planning and installation of hundreds of exhibitions at the Hood, completed a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) at Dartmouth, and curated or co-curated several exhibitions. Nikki was previously exhibits manager and registrar at the Women’s Museum in Dallas. As assistant registrar, she will contribute to the management and educational use of objects in the museum’s permanent collection, on loans, and in exhibitions.