Mary Kate Weggeland

Wired! Fellow
Class of 2019 | Major in Art History with a Concentration in Museum Theory and Practice, Minor in French Studies, Certificate in Markets and Management Studies

I am a sophomore from Riverside, California, majoring in Art History with a Concentration in Museum Theory and Practice and minoring in French Studies with a certificate in Markets and Management Studies. I first became involved with the Wired! Lab after taking an Italian Renaissance class taught by Professor Kristin Lanzoni the fall of my freshman year. I began working with the Wired! Lab the following spring as a researcher. My research has focused on the subject of early modern city views and the expanse of Venetian influence on the world during the 1500’s. I am also working with the Rubenstein Library, researching and developing an online platform, which will aid in the production of a digitized copy of one of the oldest atlases on file, the Civitates Orbis Terrarum. Outside of the Wired! Lab, I enjoyed working as an Archives and Education Intern this past summer at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, LA, where I was introduced to different aspects of archival and museum collection management and educational initiatives.


A Portrait of Venice

Imagining Venice

Statues Speak

Publications & Presentations


Weggeland, Mary Kate. “The Rise of Print Culture in Early Modern Venice.” Undergraduate Research Symposium, Duke University, Durham, NC, April 22, 2019.