Michelle Gullion Biography

After graduating magna cum laude from Hiram College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history, Michelle began grant research, inventory, and cataloging the collection of the Akron Art Museum.  She was hired as Curatorial Assistant upon completion of the grant project.

During her tenure at the Akron Art Museum she had the privilege of doing in-depth research which led to updates on provenance and related history of pieces within the collection and preparing reevaluation and organization of the collection for its impending move to a new building.  She also did extensive work and installation on many exhibitions.  Personal exhibit favorites include: Milk and Eggs: The American Revival of Tempera Painting 1930-1950; My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation; Flowers in Glass: Paperweights and Sculpture by Paul Stankard; and As Seen on TV! – Art and Consumer Culture.

Michelle completed her master’s in Library and Information Science at Kent State University where she specialized in archival management before joining the National First Ladies' Library.  She is a member of the Society of American Archivists, the Society of Ohio Archivists, and Midwest Archives Conference.  She also serves on the advisory board of Walsh University.