Ph: (740) 587-5713
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2013-03-14 harlacherSherry earned her Ph.D. in art history in 2010 from Arizona State University.  Her dissertation “Picturing the Dhamma: Text and Image in Late Colonial Sri Lanka” offers an interdisciplinary examination of Theravada Buddhist book art practices in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Sri Lanka (Ceylon).  Her museum experience includes curatorial and registration work at Arizona’s Phoenix Art Museum (2001-2006) where she continues to consult on the Museum’s Sri Lankan art collection.  Sherry has significant university classroom experience in teaching Western and Asian art. Her principal research interests include Buddhist and Hindu material culture, Chinese ceramics, materials analysis, and the transfer of art-making technologies.


Curator of Collections
Ph: (740) 587-6554

Anna earned her B.A in anthropology in 2000, certificate in Museum Studies in 2004, and M.S. in Anthropology in 2007 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her museum experience includes collections based work at the Pabst Mansion, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Archaeology Lab, and in the departments of Anthropology, Conservation, and Education at the Milwaukee Public Museum. She also took part in the Sicilian-Scandinavian Archaeological Project during the Summer 2000 in Salemi, Sicily. Anna is primarily responsible for the care and use of the Denison Museum’s collections. Her interests include Archaeology, Enthnology, Museology, and Cultural Heritage Preservation.


Communications and Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (740) 587-6255

hancock Megan Hancock received her undergraduate degree in Studio Art from the College of Wooster and her masters in Modern Art, Connoisseurship and the History of the Art Market from Christie’s Education in New York City. Megan came to Denison from the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College, where she assisted in the curatorial and education programs of numerous contemporary art exhibitions. Prior to her work at the Gund Gallery, Megan worked for two years at the Denison Museum and three years on the college’s successful capital campaign. Megan lives in Granville with her husband Aaron, BI Developer/Analyst at Denison University.


Lead Data Specialist
Phone: (740) 587-8689

Sarah graduated from Denison University in 2008 with a B.A. in Art History.  She earned her M.A. in History of Art from the University of Bristol in 2010 and her M.L.I.S. from Kent State University in 2011.  

Student Workers
  • Wataru Akamatsu ’14
  • Elisabeth Bertolett ’15
  • Tyler Carroll ’15
  • Nitya Daryanani ’14
  • Drew Jepson ’16
  • Jackson Lesch ’15
  • Yaoxi Li ’16
  • Tong Liu ’14
  • Kristine Mallinson ’15
  • Jennifer Murphy ’15
  • Khari Saffo ’15
  • Marisa Zemesarajs ’15

“I really appreciated the wide range of tasks I was able to complete during my time at the Denison Museum. Some days I spent painting galleries, while other days were dedicated to collections care, cataloging, research or marketing.”

— Jane-Coleman Harbison '10