Press release: Keli Rylance joins the Saint Louis Art Museum as head librarian

By | June 27, 2018

Keli Rylance

ST. LOUIS, June 27, 2018 Keli Rylance recently joined the Saint Louis Art Museum as head librarian. She will oversee the Richardson Memorial Library and the museum’s archives.

A librarian, archivist and art historian, Rylance holds a doctorate in art history from The Pennsylvania State University, and a master’s degree in library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“We are thrilled to welcome Keli to the Museum. She brings an ideal mix of art history, library, and archives expertise and is deeply committed to supporting the research interests of Museum staff and the public,” said Amanda Thompson Rundahl, the museum’s director of learning and engagement.

Rylance previously was the head of the Richard L.D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections at Kansas State University Libraries. Rylance also served as head of Tulane University’s Southeastern Architectural Archive, the largest repository of architectural records in the American South. For more than 20 years, she has taught a broad range of art and architectural history courses.

Rylance currently is working on a book devoted to New Orleans motels, highway infrastructure and historic preservation.

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