Katelyn Kean joins Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Katelyn Kean of Newtown, Conn., has joined the staff of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum as the registrar for its collection of more than 70,000 Bay-related objects. In this role, she will help to maintain this collection and its corresponding records, and facilitate access to it.

In 2016, Kean completed her undergraduate work in anthropology and history at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She is currently working on a graduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in museum studies, with her graduation scheduled for this fall.

A large portion of Kean’s museum collections experience comes from the National Park Service. She has previously held positions at James Madison’s Montpelier, Shenandoah National Park, and the Harpers Ferry Center with the National Park Service.

“Katelyn is a superb addition to preservation and interpretation team, and brings skills in the treatment of historic objects and a depth of knowledge of collections care that is moving us to a new level of professionalism,” said CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher. “She will also be a key member of the exhibitions team as we prepare to open two new exhibitions this spring—Deconstructing Decoys: The Culture of Collecting in our Waterfowling Building in April and On Land and On Sea: A Century of Women in the Rosenfeld Collection in our Steamboat Building in May.”

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay region, and making this resource available to all.

Every aspect of fulfilling this mission is driven by CBMM’s values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship, along with a commitment to providing engaging guest experiences and transformative educational programming, all while serving as a vital community partner. For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

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