Our staff is always asked about our backgrounds and how they came to work at the Driehaus Museum. So we wanted to share some of our amazing team with everyone. And, as always, let us know if you have any other questions.
First name? Claire
What is your title and what role does your position play at the Driehaus Museum? Museum guide. I give tours of the Nickerson mansion to guests of the museum.
How long have you worked at the Museum? 8.5 Months
Where are you from/where do you currently reside? I am from Minnesota and I currently live in Wicker Park
What is your education/experience background? How or why did you come to work at the Driehaus Museum? I have a Bachelor’s degree from DePaul University in anthropology and art history. I also have a Master’s in Archaeology from the University of Glasgow.
If you were a staff member of the Nickerson Mansion at the turn of the century, what role would you have and why? Probably something like a ladies’ maid because I hate doing dishes and laundry.
If you were trapped in the Museum overnight, what would you do? Expect all of the objects to come to life.
What is your favorite movie? My favorite movie is probably a tie between The Princess Bride and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
What is your favorite holiday/program or event at the Museum? I liked working the Driehaus Prize event because we got to go into the Murphy Auditorium.
What is your dream job? Something in the curatorial department in a museum dealing with art objects, artifacts, etc.
Tell us about one of your favorite moments during your time working at the Museum? I thought it was pretty funny when someone asked me to explain hysteria during a tour.