Museum Studies

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Tyla Cole
Email: TL-Cole2@wiu.edu

Tyla Cole

Tyla is a graduate of Ashford University with a Bachelors in Sociology, and working toward Masters of Museum Studies with Western Illinois University with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership with St. Ambrose University.

I have an enthusiasm for public service and over my professional career; I have been active in various capacities with several professional For-Profit and Not-For-Profit organizations, throughout the State of Iowa.

I have presented discussions on African American history, education, and women in leadership, at professional conferences, community centers, libraries, museums, and academic institutions.

Yet, my passion belongs to all types of museums from history, special topic or themed museums. By earning my Masters degree with an emphasis my objective is for them to complement one another. Museum Studies degree will provide development of the knowledge and skills necessary to understand objects and their contexts and maintain, repair, display, or explain them.

The complementary skill of the Organizational Leadership will give me the proficiency needed, in business, attention to detail, organization, imagination, and lots of creativity.