Faculty and Staff

Doreen Beard

Doreen Beard

Director of Operations and Engagement,
Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising

155 Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising
University Center for the Arts East, 216 E Lake St
(970) 491-7122
doreen.beard@colostate.edu

Education

M.B.A. Pacific Lutheran University
B.A. Colorado State University

Responsibilities

Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising
  • Fiscal oversight
  • Development of external fundraising and partnerships
  • Cultivation of effective relationships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders
  • Direction of brand identity and promotion of the Avenir Museum’s mission and programs on behalf of the Department of Design and Merchandising

Research and Scholarship (selected)

Costume Society of America: Western Region “Interpreting History Through Costume” Symposium, Santa Clarita, CA—March 2012: “A Lady’s Layers at English Camp: 2011 Meets 1860”.

Research, development and construction of reproduction period clothing for exhibits at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Baker City, Oregon.

Historic Structures Reports / Furnishing Plans: Factor’s House, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Tacoma, Washington. Select consultation with U.S. National Park Service and Parks Canada curatorial and interpretive professional staff for cooperative advancement of best practices.

Awards, Recognitions, Grants, and Competitions (selected)

AAM/IMLS MAP - Museum Assessment Program (Organization Assessment) on behalf of Pacific Lutheran University

Save America’s Treasures Grant – cross-disciplinary team grant writer, on behalf of the Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma, Washington

AAM/IMLS MAP - Museum Assessment Program (formerly MAP II—Collections Stewardship Assessment) on behalf of the Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma, Washington

Conservation Assessment Program (CAP—Objects and Architectural Conservation) on behalf of the Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma, Washington

Washington Museum Association - Award of Excellence: 1855 Factor’s House Restoration Project

American Association for State and Local History - Certificate of Commendation: 1855 Factor’s House Restoration Project

Phi Beta Kappa (Delta of Colorado)