Kathryn S. (Barr) McCloud
Curator of Collections, Institute of Texan Cultures
Prior to joining the Research, Exhibits & Collections Department of the Institute of Texan Cultures as the Curator of Collections in June of 2012, Ms. McCloud served as the Collections Manager for Ethnology, Art & Classics at the Sam Noble Museum for five years. Her duties at the Institute include maintaining collections related documentation, caring for collections objects, and serving as a point of contact between potential object donors and lenders.
Ms. McCloud received her Masters of Arts degree from the University of Memphis in 2006, in Art History. While studying at the University of Memphis her coursework was focused on ancient classical art as well as museum studies. Her thesis, “A Roman-Egyptian Funerary Stele from Kom Abou Billou in the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art,” was accepted by the graduate school in August of 2006. In addition to her studies at the University of Memphis she also completed several graduate level courses at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, including Museum Exhibition Design Studio, Museum Graphics, as well as Exhibition Materials and Technology. Ms. McCloud received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Evansville in 2002, in Archaeology with a History minor.
While attending the University of Evansville Ms. McCloud completed a museum internship at the Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science and attended an archaeological field school in Italy. This field school was conducted at an Etruscan site known as Poggio Civitate, in the area of Tuscany, near Siena. As part of her graduate studies she also completed a museum internship at the National Civil Rights Museum, in Memphis, TN.