Elizabeth Varner, Adjunct Faculty
Elizabeth Varner is a Staff Curator in the Interior Museum Program at the U.S. Department of the Interior and an Adjunct Professor at Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She is on the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation board; the American Alliance of Museums’ Leadership and Management Network Executive Committee and Curatorial Executive Committee and Ethics Subcommittee; and the College Art Association’s Intellectual Property Committee. She is the former Executive Director of the National Art Museum of Sport and Stanly County Historic Preservation Commission and Museum.
Ms. Varner has a Bachelor of Art degree in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Art degree in the History of Decorative Arts from the Smithsonian-Corcoran College of Art + Design, study in Sotheby’s Art & Business Program in London, and a Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University Law School where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property. She has written multiple publications and lectured on issues impacting museums, cultural heritage, law, and arbitration.