Schevill, Margot Blum

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SCHEVILL, Margot Blum

SCHEVILL, Margot Blum. American, b. 1931. Genres: Anthropology/ Ethnology. Career: Music educator and administrator for public schools in Rhode Island, 1972-81; Brown University, Providence, RI, research associate, publicity liaison, and exhibition developer at Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, 1982-91, assistant curator of public programming and exhibition development, 1987-91; University of California, Berkeley, senior museum scientist at Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 1988-92, textile consultant, 1993-98; San Francisco Airport Museums, curator, 1998-2003. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, guest curator of M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, 1995. California College of Arts and Crafts, visiting lecturer, 1993; University of California, Davis, visiting lecturer, 1994. Conducted anthropological field work in the southwestern United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Bali, and Java; consultant to museums. Publications: Maya Textiles of Guatemala: The Gustavus A. Eisen Collection, 1902, 1993; (author of intro.) L.M. O'Neale, Yurok-Karok Basket Weavers, 1995; (reteller) The Pollen Path, 1998. EDITOR & CONTRIBUTOR: (with J.C. Berlo and E.B. Dwyer) Textile Traditions of Mesoamerica and the Andes: An Anthology, 1991; The Maya Textile Tradition, 1997. Contributor to books. Contributor of articles and reviews to anthropology, textile, and Latin American studies journals. Address: 1309 Oxford St, Berkeley, CA 94709, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]