Kate McDannold (UNC-G)Kate McDannold

University of North Carolina at Greensboro    Museum Studies Fellow 2019 - 2020

Kate McDannold worked with the Museum as a Graduate student in Museum Studies with a passion for developing unique learning experiences for all audiences. Kate curated and assembled the narrative for the Camilla Williams exhibition and timeline that was developed based on the book by Dr. Stephanie Shonekan and Camilla Williams, The Life of Camilla Williams as well as other resources.

In 2020, Kate received her MA in Museum Studies from UNC-Greensboro.


Asher Caplin (UVA)


Annie Chappell_2Annie Chappell (Emory University)

Annie is a senior at Emory University and is finishing her major in Art History and minor in Religion. Her degree includes a concentration in Museum Studies, and her interests involve curatorial practices in small museums.

Annie is working “virtually” with the museum while accessing our collection files for maintenance procedures. She had met earlier this summer with UNC-G Fellow Kate McDannold who trained Annie on how to most effectively use the Past Perfect Collections input system and the best research tools for collection maintenance. Annie and the Museum Interns have taken on the Herculean task of going meticulously through our collections for updates and aligning our file and object data with our PAST PERFECT data platform.

Annie began as a DMFAH volunteer for visitor services in June of 2019, but quickly revealed her enthusiasm to gain experience in museum operations and work behind the scenes. Annie was active in preparing and installing “String Theory Project: Rare and Unique Stringed Instruments,” a temporary exhibit in Fall 2019, and “The Movement: Danville’s Civil Rights,” the newest permanent exhibit here at DMFAH. She joined us again this summer to develop the internship and volunteer programs, and will be continuing her work with the museum through the upcoming fall semester. Annie is eager to work toward her goal of creating a curriculum that will allow more local students to get involved with DMFAH.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nara Hathaway (UVA)