Anastasia S. Weigle

Adjunct Faculty, University of Maine, Augusta

 Anastasia S. Weigle

Anastasia received her BA in Natural Science Illustration with a minor in Museum Studies from SUNY Empire State College in Rochester, New York in 1995 and her MSLIS in Archives Management from Simmons College in 1998. She has a diverse background in archives management in both museums and libraries. Most recently Anastasia was Head Project Archivist at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath working on the Merchant Mariners Muster Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Since 2000, Anastasia has been part-time adjunct faculty at the University of Maine in Augusta teaching Introduction to Archives and Manuscript Collections and will soon be teaching Digital Preservation for Cultural Institutions. When she is not teaching or studying, she works in her studio creating altered books and journals and is known for her unique and interactive assemblages using mixed media, collage and found objects. Her works have shown in Portland and Rockport, Maine; Manchester, New Hampshire; Iowa City, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois.

Her subject interests are paper and book conservation, book arts, and information seeking behavior in visual archival literacy. Her research interests combine the experience of human touch and emotion with physical objects and the role they play in critical thinking and education