Museums, Public Interpretation, 2D Design, Digitization, (Eco)tourism
Lani Wyman is interested in museums’ role as interpreters of science, culture and art, for the public’s benefit. Her scientific and archeological background continues to inform her enthusiasm for museums, though her studies at Columbia have expanded her interests to include exhibition design and museum practice. She is particularly intrigued by research questions surrounding evolving museum practice in the face of a changing global tourist industry and museums’ online presence. She hopes to find balance between such questions and her continuing passion for archeological collections and public education.
Lani completed her undergraduate studies at Rutgers University in 2017, graduating with highest honors in anthropology for her thesis involving geochemical climate reconstruction of a Middle Stone Age site. She also holds degrees in linguistics and French from Rutgers. Her past museum experience includes exhibition design, collections and curatorial projects, and youth education. Her archeological experience includes excavations on prehistoric and historic sites, as well as lab research.
Rutgers University, BA in Anthropology, Linguistics, and French, 2017