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Hadley, Craig R., M.A.




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Art and Art History, Peeler Art Center, Room 202

Art and Art History 

Director and Curator of Exhibitions and University Collections

MA History/Museum Studies University of Missouri - St. Louis, 2008
BA Anthropology, minors in Asian Studies and Museum Studies Beloit College, 2006


Director/Curator with Rank of Asisstant Professor
Richard E. Peeler Art Center at DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

Responsible for overseeing the programs, operations and expenditures of the galleries and collections at a liberal arts college, including: organizing and implementing exhibitions (10- 12 annually); developing formal policies and procedures including strategic plans, collections management policy, disaster response plan, and other AAM core documents; advising on acquisitions for the permanent collection; mentoring studio art and art history students in preparation for museum/gallery careers; supervising and training full- and part-time staff; collaborating with the university's development office on fundraising and donor cultivation; grant writing; acquisitions and collection development; writing and editing of catalogue essays, label text, press releases, and all promotional and didactic materials; developing and managing budgets for exhibitions and collections management programs; and developing educational and outreach programming.

Member at Large (Communications), Board of Directors
Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

Oversee all communications for AAMG, the national professional organization for more than 1,300 academic museums and galleries. Migrated content to new Word Press website and added site functionality. Communicated with membership via Constant Contact, Wild Apricot, Word Press blog posts, listserv emails, and social media platforms. Set strategic planning goals for communications. Created advertisements for print/digital use.

Collections Manager & Exhibits Coordinator, Adjunct Instructor of Museum Studies      
Wright Museum of Art at Beloit College, Beloit, WI

Cared for a permanent collection of more than 6,000 works of art; maintained all registration records for collections and exhibitions; organized, planned, and installed 10-12 exhibitions per year in 4,500+ sf of exhibition space; supervised a staff of 3-5 museum studies undergraduates per semester and 1 graduate intern; lectured for Intro to Collections Management, Intro to Museum Studies, and Exhibits Workshop; managed annual operating budget for collections management.

Graduate Fellowship
Western Historical Manuscripts Collection, St. Louis, MO

Graduate Fellowship
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, MO

Cultural Resources Management Graduate Trainee
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Indianapolis, IN

Summer Exhibit Gallery Host and Program Coordinator
Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN

Boone Scholars Asian Art Intern

The Field Museum, Chicago, IL

Summer Education Intern
Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN

Student Collections Assistant/Education Intern
Logan Museum of Anthropology at Beloit College, Beloit, WI

Collections/Exhibits Student Assistant

Wright Museum of Art at Beloit College, Beloit, WI

DePauw University: K-12 Programs for The Castle
DePauw University: Intro to Museums and Galleries Winter Term Course
Beloit College: Summer Exhibits Workshop
Beloit College: Guest lecturer for Intro to Collections and Intro to Museum Studies 2012
Wisconsin Historical Society: Intro to PastPerfect 4/5 2014
UW-Milwaukee: Co-taught Collections Care for the Small Museum Workshop for UW-Milwaukee graduate students
Beloit College: Teaching Assistant for Practicum in Museum Education

American Alliance of Museums: Museum Assessment Program (Collections)
Association of Academic Museums and Galleries: Kellogg Leadership Seminar Scholarship
Association of Art Museum Curators: Travel Scholarship for Annual Conference
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation: Conservation Grant
Indiana Arts Commission: Regional Initiative Grant (2014-15)
IMLS Conservation Project Support Grant for painting collection survey
American Association of Museums: Museums Assessment Program (Community)
Association of Midwest Museums – Midwest Registrars Committee Travel Stipend
American Association of Museums: Museums Assessment Program (Institutional)
Heritage Preservation: Conservation Assessment Program
IMLS Bank of America: American Heritage Preservation Grant for painting conservation