Elizabeth Andrews M.A., Textile History, 2009
Registrar, Waterloo Center for the Arts (Iowa)
Elizabeth Andrews, an Iowa native, earned her MAin Textile History from UNL in 2009. She currently lives in Waterloo, IA, where she is employed as Registrar at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. As registrar she cares for a diverse collection of artwork that includes many textiles. Among those textiles are beaded ceremonial flags from Haiti, reverse appliqué Molas made by the Kuna people of Panama, and hand woven textiles and garments from Guatemala and Mexico. The collection also includes non-textile artworks from both regional and international artists. A graduate assistantship at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum and an internship at the State Historical Society of North Dakota during her studies at UNL served as valuable museum studies learning experiences. Since graduating Elizabeth has been involved in museum collections work at The Missouri State Museum, in Jefferson City, MO and at the State Historical Museum of Iowa, in Des Moines, IA.