The Future of Museum Studies with Dr. Nicholaus Pumphrey


  • Emma Welch University of Alabama



Quayle Bible Collection, museum studies


“The Profession” opens a window onto the myriad ways scholars have made use of their training in and beyond the academy. In this issue, editorial assistant Emma Welch speaks with Dr. Nicholaus Pumphrey—curator of the Quayle Bible Collection at Baker University—looking into the discourse on museums and archives and the questions it brings for the scholar of religion. What follows is an introduction to the Quayle Bible Collection and its artifacts, plus what the students and staff of Baker University have to say about the future of museum studies as it pertains to the study of religion.


Baker University. n.d.[a] “Quayle 2020–2021 Exhibit.” Quayle Bible Collection. Available from:

———. n.d.[b] “Quayle: 2016-2017 Exhibit. More Than Matriarchs: Women in the Book of Genesis.” Baker University Library. Available from:

Newton, Richard. 2021. “The African American Bible: Bound in a Christian Nation.” Baker University Enterprise Video Platform. Available from:

Smithsonian Magazine. 2020. “Quayle Bible Collection.” n.d. Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. Available from:



How to Cite

Welch, E. . (2021). The Future of Museum Studies with Dr. Nicholaus Pumphrey. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 50(1), 24–26.



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