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Meghan Reed Joins MassMu as Registrar

News Release:  Meghan Reed Joins MassMu as Registrar

The Massillon Museum has hired Meghan Reed as registrar, filling a part-time position that has been open for several months. She is responsible for record-keeping and management of the permanent collection, which includes more than 100,000 art and historical objects.

A Pittsburgh native, Reed holds a bachelor of arts degree in history and English from Washington and Jefferson College and a masters degree in history with a museum studies concentration from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro.

She has always been interested in history. “As a high school volunteer at the Frick Art and Historical Center in Pittsburgh, I realized that working with museum collections was the career I wanted to pursue.”  Since that time, she has helped with research and archives organization at Manchester Farm in Pennsylvania; worked with interns, volunteers, collections, marketing, and tours at Körner’s Folly house museum in North Carolina; helped create “The Guantánamo Public Memory Project” with UNC Greensboro and the International Civil Rights Center and Museum; and interned at the Greensboro Historical Museum.

In her position as the Massillon Museum’s registrar, Reed hopes to create more collections-based programming to help the community understand Massillon history in a broader way.

“We are delighted to have added Meghan to the Massillon Museum team,” said Massillon Museum Executive Director Alexandra Nicholis Coon.

During the short time she has worked at the Museum, she has become particularly interested in the Pease Collection, which reflects her own graduate study focus on Native American history. That collection, which includes both Native American artifacts and objects of international scope, was the first donation to the Massillon Museum in 1933 and formed the Museum’s inaugural exhibition.

Reed also works part-time as director of the Trumbull County Historical Society and curator of The Sutliff Museum, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library.

Massillon Museum Archivist Mandy Pond says she is pleased to share the third-floor collections storage area with Reed. “Meghan brings great experience and knowledge to our Museum,” she said. “Working together, we’ll be better able to care for the collections and serve the community.”

Reed, who is new to the area, says she is looking forward to browsing the downtown, getting to know the businesses, and engaging with their owners. “I’m excited to be part of this dynamic institution and the culturally vibrant community it serves.”

To make an appointment with Meghan Reed to discuss donating artifacts to the Massillon Museum, contact her at 330-833-4061 or mreed@massillonmuseum.org.

The Massillon Museum, located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon, receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.

Media Contacts:

Scot Phillips, Operations Officer  -  330.833.4061

Meghan Reed, Registrar  -  330.833.4061

Margy Vogt, Public Relations Coordinator  -  330.844.1525

 
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