Laura Doverspike

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Name: Laura Doverspike
Position: Business Manager
Email Address: doverspike@nd.edu
Phone Number: (574) 631-4725

What is the most rewarding aspect of your position?
It is very rewarding to work for a department on campus that does so much for the community as a whole. It is also an exciting time to be part of the Snite Museum and to see the progress on the construction of the new Raclin Murphy Museum of Art. There is much enthusiasm about the new museum and I’m happy for the University and the community that such a high caliber museum will be available to everyone.

How did you get into museum work?
I have been working at Notre Dame since 2005. In all my positions, my favorite part of each job was the financial aspect. When the Business Manager position opened at the Snite Museum of Art, it was everything I was looking for in my next step. I’m very excited for this new role and my next chapter in my career at the University of Notre Dame.

What is your favorite work of art in the Snite Museum of Art's collections? My favorite collection of art at the Snite Museum is the Mesoamerican collection. The sello collection the museum has on display is really impressive. My favorite piece is the cylinder seal (sello) with two opposed splayed and smiling creatures. These artifacts of Olmec artists help give the viewer a historical snapshot of how people lived in the past.