Nicole Belolan explaining her dissertation research with a nineteenth-century crutch in her collection (Photo Courtesy Erik Rau)
Explaining my dissertation research with a nineteenth-century crutch from my collection (Photo Courtesy Erik Rau)


“The Material Culture of Living with Physical Disability at Home, 1700-1900,” Tuesday Talk, DAR Museum, Washington, DC, April 11, 2017 – View it here!

“Gamaliel’s Artificial Leg and Elizabeth’s Invalid Furniture: Disability and Bradford Family History,” Bradford House Symposium: Reclaiming a House’s History, Duxbury Rural and Historical Society, Duxbury, MA, March 25, 2017

Panelist for post-performance audience discussion about disability and The Elephant Man, by Bernard Pomerance, performed by the Resident Ensemble Players (REP), University of Delaware, March 16, 2017

“SWAT Stories: Lessons from the Collections SWAT Teams and How They Can Help You With Your Collections,” All Hands on Deck, Small Museum Association Annual Conference, February 20, 2017


Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor for careers in cultural heritage institutions and museums, The Pennsylvania State University, 2009-present