PhD Candidate and the outgoing Object-Based Teaching Fellow at the Ackland Art Museum, UNC-Chapel Hill
A former museum educator, Brantly Moore is a PhD Candidate and the outgoing Object-Based Teaching Fellow at the Ackland Art Museum, UNC-Chapel Hill. The OBT Fellowship equipped her with the diverse skills and confidence necessary to thrive as both a teacher and researcher of objects. Her dissertation frames sixteenth-century collectors’ cabinets as dynamic display technologies. Mediating collectors’ experience of objects, as well as the organization and display thereof, display cabinets were indispensable to knowledge production in the early modern “museum.” Following her MA in Museums and Collections (2015), Brantly’s research interests expanded to include the broader history of collecting and display from the medieval to modern periods, historical debates pitting the fine arts versus craft and the applied arts, and the organization and production of knowledge in museums and collections. She has received grants from College Art Association (2019), the University of Amsterdam (2018), and Leiden University (2014).