Director, Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Elizabeth Sutton is the director of the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures at the University of Illinois, and an anthropologist specializing in heritage management and California archaeology. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of California at Los Angeles, and earned her MA and PhD at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Elizabeth promotes a community centered approach to academic museums and welcomes opportunities to collaborate with various campus and community groups to share their stories and experiences through museum exhibits and programs. Elizabeth has over fifteen years of museum experience, having worked for institutions in California, Utah, and Illinois. Outside of the museum she enjoys gardening, hiking, and other excuses to play in the dirt; exploring the Midwest with her husband and sons; and restoring her John Replinger home and 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia.