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Elise Besson Misiorowski

Elise Besson Misiorowski, museum director. Volunteer Peace Corps, Honduras, 1966—1969; Member of American Society Jewelry Historians, Society Jewellery Historians, Women's Jewelry Association.

Background

  • Misiorowski, Elise Besson was born on January 17, 1947 in New York City. Daughter of John Case Besson and Louise Katrina Foot.

  • Education

    • Student, Knox College, 1966. Diploma in gemology, Gemol. Institute America, 1981.

    Career

    • Diamond grader Gemol. Institute American Gem Trade Laboratory, Santa Monica, California, 1979—1982. Research library Gemol.

      Institute American Library., 1984—1997. Museum director Gemol. Institute American Museum, Carlsbad, since 2001.

      Faculty Antique, Period Jewelry and Gem Conference, Maine, 1994, Maine, 98, Rhode Island, 97, Rhode Island, 99. Lecturer Gemol. Institute American Alumni Association, Basel, Switzerland, 1998, Hong Kong, 99.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals, column to Professional Jeweler's Magazine.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Volunteer Peace Corps, Honduras, 1966—1969. Member of American Society Jewelry Historians, Society Jewellery Historians, Women's Jewelry Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Jewelry fabrication, pearl stringing, crocheting, book collecting.

    Connections

    • Married Robert Alan Misiorowski, June 10, 1966. 1 child Rebecca Alexis.
    • father: John Case Besson
    • mother: Louise Katrina Foot
    • spouse: Robert Alan Misiorowski
    • child: Rebecca Alexis Misiorowski
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    Born January 17, 1947
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1966
      Knox College
    • 1981
      Gemol. Institute America
    • 1979 - 1982
      Diamond grader Gemol. Institute American Gem Trade Laboratory
      Santa Monica, California, United States
    • 1984 - 1997
      research library Gemol. Institute American Library
    • 2001
      museum director, Gemol. Institute American Museum
      Carlsbad, California, United States