Julie Rose is director and curator of Homewood Museum. She was formerly director of the West Baton Rouge Museum, an assistant professor in museum studies at Southern University of New Orleans, and an instructor for museum studies at Louisiana State University. Rose has been active as an educator, curator, and arts administrator for over 30 years. She held curatorial positions at the East Tennessee Historical Society, the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, Magnolia Mound Plantation in Louisiana, and the Washington D.C. Historical Society. She has published several books and articles on American slavery history interpretation and museum education. Currently, Rose is the immediate past chair on the American Association for State and Local History Council, a board member for the Baltimore National Heritage Area, and serves on the editorial boards for the American Association for State and Local History and the Journal for Museum Education. She earned her PhD from Louisiana State University and her MA in museum education from The George Washington University. In 2018, she served as a Center panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation.