Laura Stewart

Laura Stewart

Collections Manager/Registrar Laura Stewart joined the team in 2013 and also serves as advisor for the College of Creative Arts Museums and Society Minor. She is responsible for the documentation and care of the art museum collections and works closely with faculty and scholars interested in collections study. Previous positions include Director, Georgetown College Fine Art Galleries; Assistant Director, Contemporary Dance Theater (Board Member 2017-present); Director of Education, Art Links; Curator of Education, Arizona State University Art Museum; and Assistant Curator of Education, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center. Since 2007, Stewart has been a consultant for “Families Create!” the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery's children's art-learning program.

Stewart's academic background includes having earned an M.A. in art history with a museum studies graduate certificate from the University of Cincinnati (2003), a B.A. in art history from the University of Kentucky (2000), and an A.S. in Paralegal Studies from Sullivan University (1992). Stewart has taught college-level art history and museum studies courses at several Southwestern Ohio universities since 2008, including Miami University's CCA 232A, "Museums Today: Content, Practices and Audiences." She is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, the Association of Midwest Museums and the Ohio Museums Association.

Stewart enjoys gardening and spending time with friends and family, including pet cat Coco Loco and leopard gecko Leonardo.

Selected Publications and Presentations:
“Taking Stock of Place at Ohio’s First Public Ivy: Identifying Study Collections for All at Miami University Art Museum”, Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, 2019 vol. 15(4)

Co-Presenter, American Alliance of Museums Annual Conference, May 8, 2018
“Collections Inventories in Support of Object-Based Learning”

Contributor, A Passionate Pursuit: The Milward Collection exhibition catalogue by Juilee Decker, Ph.D., with foreword by Peter Trippi, Georgetown College, March 1–April 20, 2012