Elise LeCompte, Adjunct Faculty
Elise LeCompte is currently registrar for the Anthropology Division of the Florida Museum of Natural History, as well as assistant department chair for the Museum’s Natural History Department and coordinator of health and safety for the Museum. She has over 30 years experience in the museum field, and has served as collections manager, exhibit registrar, and conservation technician for various projects at the Florida Museum of Natural History and at other museums in Florida. In addition, she performs consultant and contracted work involving collections management and curation, condition surveys, preparation and mounting of artifacts for exhibit, exhibit design, and artifact treatment for museums, historical societies, and private institutions throughout the southeast. Ms. LeCompte has organized and taught workshops and presented papers at state, regional, and national conferences and seminars on collections management, curation, artifact conservation, and emergency preparedness and disaster planning.
She has written articles and reports on collections management, standards for computer collections databases, artifact conservation, and archaeological exhibits and field projects. Ms. LeCompte teaches the course Museum Ethics for the Museum Studies Program at the University of Florida, and serves as lecturer for courses in collections management and art and historic preservation law.
She holds an M.A. in archaeology and chemistry from the University of Florida and a B.A. in anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.