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Paula Welshimer Locklair

curator , Museum administrator

Paula Welshimer Locklair, museum administrator, curator. Achievements include planned and supervised the restoration of the most important 18th century American pipe organ; made by David Tannenberg of Lititz, PA, for the Salem Moravian Church, 1799/1800, Salem, North Carolina.

Background

Locklair, Paula Welshimer was born on February 13, 1950 in Canton, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Ralph Hornig and Eileen Luke Welshimer.

Education

Bachelor in Art History, Hollins College, 1972. Master of Arts in Art History, Oberlin College, 1975.

Career

Assistant curator Old Salem Inc., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1972—1974, curator of collections, 1975—2001, director department collections, 1987—2001, vice president Museum Early Southern Decorative Arts and The Horton Center Museums, 2001—2005, vice president strategic planning, since 2005. Museum Assessment Program II surveyor American Association Museums, Washington, 1985—1997. Evaluator for general operating support awards Institute Museum and Library.

Sciences, Washington, 2001—2002. Lecturer in field.

Achievements

  • Achievements include planned and supervised the restoration of the most important 18th century American pipe organ. Made by David Tannenberg of Lititz, PA, for the Salem Moravian Church, 1799/1800, Salem, North Carolina.

Works

book Moravian Decorative Arts in North Carolina: An introduction to the Old Salem Collection

Membership

Member of Organ History Society, Embroiderers' Guild American, Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterly, Southeastern Museums Conference, North Carolina Museums Council, American Horticultural Society.

Connections

Married Dan Steven Locklair, July 23, 1983.