Kenna Libes

MA'19

As a graduate in History with a passion for archaeology, my interests lie in historic material culture and gender in context. My professional goal is to work in a museum environment and to engage the public with the history of dress and the modern replication of historic garments. I'm a firm believer that handling replicas increases understanding and relatability - and it's more fun than just looking at something through the glass! While in undergrad, I did collections and curatorial work for the Smithsonian at several different museums, and prior to coming to Brown I worked in historic wardrobe at Plimoth Plantation. My hobby is sewing, so yes - I've put my money where my mouth is!