Sarah Carter
Curator and Director of Research, Chipstone Foundation

Sarah Anne Carter is the Curator and Director of Research of the Chipstone Foundation, a Milwaukee-based organization devoted to the study of material culture and known for its innovative museum exhibitions. She has taught as a lecturer at Harvard in the History and Literature program and in the History Department. Her book, Object Lessons: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Made Sense of the Material World is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Her work explores the varied meanings of material things, museum practice, and American social and cultural history.

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Gain an understanding of history, museum studies, and curation by looking at, organizing, and interpreting art, artifacts, scientific curiosities, and the stuff of everyday life.

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