The college had considered consolidating the museums’ management under one director, but after additional deliberation concluded that the roles should remain separate. Beckman will continue at the helm of the Wright Museum of Art and Meister is leading the Logan Museum of Anthropology. Both women have strong tenures at the college.
Center for Collections Care, which provides hands-on learning and practice for museum, library, archive, and conservation professionals in the summer.Meister served as the Logan’s curator of collections for nearly two decades, and with this promotion, is now the James E. Lockwood Jr. Director of the Logan Museum of Anthropology. She succeeds Bill Green, who retired in December 2018 after 17 years with the college. Meister will continue to serve as faculty director of Beloit’s
Beckman has directed the Wright Museum for nearly 13 years, a period that includes many improvements in programming and facilities. Among them is the George S. Parker Exhibition Fund, which supports faculty members who utilize the Wright’s collection in their teaching, and the addition of the climate-controlled Hollensteiner Gallery, an exhibit space for the Wright’s permanent collection, made possible through the generosity of Wanda Peterson Hollensteiner’54 and the Hollensteiner family.