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Diane Cecelia Vatne, museum consultant. Lilly fellow, Florence, Italy, 1985-1986; Indiana University grantee, 1980, 81, 85; Ford Foundation fellow, 1978-1979, other grants.


Vatne, Diane Cecelia was born on January 19, 1956 in Springfield, Vermont, United States. Daughter of Magnor and Jeanne (Gamlin) Vatne.


AB, Smith College, 1978. Master of Fine Arts, Indiana University, 1981. Master of Arts, Indiana University, 1984.

Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1990.


Associate instructor, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1980; graduate assistant, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1980-1983, 86; associate instructor, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1983-1986; assistant professor, Valparaiso (Indiana) U., 1982; instructor, Colby College, Waterville, Maine., 1986-1987; assistant professor, U. Maine, Orono, 1987; executive director, Bangor (Maine) History Society, 1987-1992; research associate, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine., since 1992; visiting assistant professor art, Colby College, Waterville, Maine., 1993.


  • Other Work

    • Author catalog entries.


There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.


In a society where self-interest, acquisitiveness and individual happiness are often seen as the over-riding interests, the Church, and Christians within it, are called to witness meanings, values and purposes beyond ourselves.


Ex-officio committee member Isaac Farrar Mansion Committee, Bangor, since 1989. Ex-officio member public relations committee Chamber of Commerce, Bangor, 1991. Member Maine Association Museums (founding council member 1988-1990, editor-in-chief newsletter 1989-1990, vice president 1992-1994), New England Museum Association, American Association Museums, American Association for State and Local History, College Art.

Association, Friends of Photography, Northeast History Film.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: renovating an older home, gourmet cooking.


Married Martin George Yates, June 25, 1983. Children: Alexander Robert, Emily Jeanne.

Magnor Vatne

Jeanne (Gamlin) Vatne

Martin George Yates

Emily Jeanne Vatne

Alexander Robert Vatne