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Jamie Kelly

Head, Collections

Gantz Family Collections Center
Collection Management

I am a collections manager in the Anthropology Department at The Field Museum where I am responsible for the care of the Museum's anthropology collections from North America, Asia, Europe, and the Near East as well as for archaeological collections from Africa.

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Additional Information


  • B.A. Anthropology and Art History with a minor in Museum Studies, Beloit College, 1996.
  • M.S. Anthropology with certification in Museum Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2002.

Work experience

Before joining The Field Museum in 2006, I was the museum registrar at the Wheaton Historic Preservation Council in Wheaton, Illinois. I have also served as a conservation assistant at the Milwaukee Public Museum and as a museum registrar at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and Eisner Museum of Advertising and Design in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Prior to my graduate studies in Milwaukee, I was a field archaeologist in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Professional affiliations

Member of: 

  • Illinois Archaeological Survey (IAS)
  • Midwest Archaeological Conference (MAC)
  • Wisconsin Archeological Society (WAS)
  • Association of Midwest Museums (AMM)
  • Illinois Association of Museums (IAM)

Webmaster and Social Media Manager for:

  • Midwest Archaeological Conference (MAC)