Laura Santoyo
Curator of Collections at Schingoethe Center of Aurora University

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Laura Santoyo

About

I am a collections manager and registrar based out of the Chicagoland area. My specialties include database managament and creating custom storage solutions for collections.

Education & Certifications:

Heritage and Emergency Response Training (HEART), Washington, DC (2019)

Smithsonian Affiliates Visiting Professionals Program for Digital Initiatives, Washington, DC (2018)

Certification, Vibration Control during Construction, AIA Continuing Education (2018)

Certification, Museum Storage Techniques, Northern States Conservation Center (2017)

MA, History with Historical Administration Option, Eastern Illinois University (2015)

BA, History with Museum Studies Minor, Aurora University (2014)

Other Relevant Experience:

National Emerging Museum Professionals Network (NEMPN), Executive Board Member and Advocacy Committee Member (June 2020 - Present)

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS), Fundraising Committee Member (October 2019 - Present)

Kane-DuPage Regional Museum Association (KDRMA), Board Member (Spring 2019 - Present)

National Emerging Museum Professionals Network (NEMPN), Survey Committee Member (Spring 2017 - Spring 2019)

Glen Ellyn Historical Society, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Collections Consultant (Spring 2016 - July 2018)

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