Nathan Arndt, Curatorial Affiliate
Nathan Arndt is Curator at the UNI Museums of the University of Northern Iowa. Formerly our Assistant Curator, he joined the Haffenreffer Museum in the fall of 2009 as a Collections Intern and departed for UNI in the fall of 2014. While at the Haffenreffer, he was involved in updating the collections database ARGUS and moving the database to MuseumPlus, preparing exhibit instillations, and managing and caring for the collections. Nathan had also run preservation training classes for students who wished to work within Culture Lab.
Nathan’s research focuses on the African American migration across the Midwest during the 19th century and the comparison between black communities in cities compared to the smaller farming communities. Nathan earned his MA at the University of Rhode Island in 2011, studying American History with an emphasis on material culture and archival methods. He earned his BA in American history from Buena Vista University in 2007. He also studied museum management in Bangor, Wales while serving as a Collections Intern at the Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery.