Jean McElvain has been appointed assistant curator for the Goldstein Museum of Design. McElvain is a Ph.D. candidate with an apparel emphasis, and has an M.Arch. and a B.S. in costume design, both from the University of Minnesota. She brings to the position five year's professional experience with Twin Cities architects and experience as a Goldstein Museum graduate assistant where she assisted with object study, collections management, and exhibition coordination. Recently she served as James Boyd-Brent's research assistant for Here by Design III: Process and Prototype researching the history of design process and its relationship to the impact of new technologies on design process.
As assistant curator, McElvain will be responsible for developing learning opportunities with the museum's collection, working with faculty and scholars to research and develop a comprehensive collections plan, working with guest curators on exhibition development, and enriching the museum's outreach to the community.