I oversee the management of the physical and digital records pertaining to the Museum's anthropological collections, supervise the processing of new acquisitions, coordinate the outgoing loan program, and assist with research visits, repatriations, and information requests.
- M.A. Museum Studies, focus in Collections Management and Anthropology - The George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1999
- B.A. Anthropology, minor in Spanish - Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, 1994
Advanced Professional Development
- Getty Leadership Institute training program, “Museum Leaders: The Next Generation”, Los Angeles, CA (2005)
- American Law Institute – American Bar Association (ALI-ABA) course, “Legal Problems of Museum Administration”, San Francisco, CA (2005)
- General Services Administration (GSA)-sponsored course, “Project Management Techniques”, Bethesda, MD (2003)
I have worked in museum registration and collections management for over 20 years. In that time I have worked with material culture from just about every corner of the globe and from the most ancient objects of human manufacture to contemporary art. My past positions include:
- Head Registrar, National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, DC)
- Exhibitions Registrar, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC)
- Collections Manager / Registrar, The Yager Museum of Art and Culture, Hartwick College, (Oneonta, NY)
I have been a guest lecturer for numerous museum training courses and workshops, and for a six-month period in 2009-10, served on a project to train the staff of the new registration department at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
American Association of Museums – Registrar’s Committee