2019 ARCS Conference

November 7-9, 2019 Philadelphia Downtown Marriott 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107 USA


  • 06 November
  • 07 November
  • 08 November
  • 09 November

Registration open

09:00 AM 01:30 PM

Les Bénévoles Volunteer Event

10:00 AM 04:00 PM

Registration open

01:30 PM 07:00 PM

Registration open

07:30 AM 05:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

08:00 AM 05:00 PM

Networking Breakfast for Attendees

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Opening remarks

09:00 AM 09:15 AM

1. I'm Gonna Convince You to Tweet #ARCSconf

09:15 AM 09:30 AM

Mark B. Schlemmer

Keynote Speaker—Joan Baldwin of Leadership Matters

09:30 AM 10:30 AM

2. North to the Future: The Power of Reciprocity

10:30 AM 11:00 AM

Janet Northey

Networking Coffee Break

11:00 AM 11:30 AM

3. Howdy Partner! Mapping the Wild West of Exhibition Collaborations

11:30 AM 12:00 PM

Sarah Cucinella-McDaniel

Sara Hesdon Buehler

Andrea Čakars

4. Installation On Display

12:00 PM 12:15 PM

Andrea Čakars


12:15 PM 01:30 PM

5. Hello from the Other Side: Next Steps in Collecting Time-Based Media

01:30 PM 02:00 PM

Katie Leavens

Kacie Rice

Deanna K. Tyler

6. Safe Art, Safe Planet

02:00 PM 02:30 PM

Jonathan Schwartz

Simon Sheffield

Kristina von Knorring

Suzan Şengöz

7. The Deaccession Toolbox – Making the Right Decision for Your Collection

02:30 PM 03:00 PM

Ellen Endslow

Robin Lawrence

CS Cara Seitchek

Networking Coffee Break

03:00 PM 03:30 PM

8. How to Win with Collections Data and Influence your Budget

03:30 PM 04:00 PM

Jennifer Correia

Allison Cummings

Jenn Doyle Crane

9. Electronic Signatures Roundtable: Use on Legal Documents in Museums 

04:00 PM 04:45 PM

Linda Endersby

Greta Russell

Anne Young

Closing Remarks

04:45 PM 05:00 PM

Buses Leave for Reception at The Academy of Natural Sciences

05:45 PM 05:50 PM

Reception at The Academy of Natural Sciences

06:00 PM 08:00 PM

Registration open

07:30 AM 05:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

08:00 AM 05:00 PM

Networking Breakfast for Attendees

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

10. Emerging Museum Professionals Roundtable

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Maria Ferguson

Brooke Garcia

Ali Reynolds

John Thomas Robinette III

Kara Vetter

11. On Preparing Successful IMLS Grant Applications

09:00 AM 09:45 AM

Connie Cox Bodner

12. Co-Ownerships: Concerns, Contracts, and Crossing borders

09:45 AM 10:30 AM

Andrea Paasch

Cynthia Tovar

Morgan Webb

13. Winter is Coming: Cold Storage for Photographs

10:00 AM 10:30 AM

Devon Nowlin

Meredith Reiss

Networking Coffee Break

10:30 AM 11:00 AM

14. Fine Art Storage – An environmental and economical storage approach

11:00 AM 11:30 AM

Hans-Ewald Schneider

Jonathan Schwartz

John  Simmons

15. The Next Revolution: How Blockchain Technology Will Change Collections Management

11:00 AM 11:30 AM

Frank Avila-Goldman

Anne Bracegirdle

Raina Mehler

John Thomas Robinette III

16. Deciphering Facility Reports

11:30 AM 12:00 PM

Sebastián E. Encina

Amy Hahn

Mary Pontillo

17. 9701 / B1 / T-form / SOS… help needed! Abilities and knowledge required as an art gallery registrar

11:30 AM 12:00 PM

Martha Reta


12:00 PM 01:30 PM

18. Acquisitions and Loans: Imparting Important Facts for Import

01:30 PM 02:00 PM

Anne Goslin

Danielle Hall Bennett

Stephen Michalik

19. Off Site Storage: Build or Rent

01:30 PM 02:00 PM

Ashley Dodd

Vicki Gambill

Tom Krueger

20.Preparedness and Networking for Successful Disaster Response

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Cindy Albertson

Kara Furman

Rebecca Kennedy

Laura Hortz Stanton

21. Building a Unified Discovery System for Libraries and Museums

02:00 PM 02:30 PM

Hanna Bertoldi

Jeremy Friesen

Victoria Perdomo

22. Flexible Cataloging for Enormous Collections

02:30 PM 03:00 PM

Laura Lipp

23. Two Peas in a Crate: Crossover between Museum Registration + Fine Art Shipping

03:00 PM 03:30 PM

Naomi Abe

Amy Linker

Sirena Maxfield

Maggie Radd

Kim Schantz

24. Using Business Tools and Strategies to Create Collections Management Processes

03:00 PM 03:30 PM

Jennifer Cicero

Networking Coffee Break

03:30 PM 04:00 PM

25. Jump-Starting a Move: the Integration of Collections Facilities at Parks Canada

04:00 PM 04:30 PM

Melanie Hugron

26. Emergencies: Before, During, and After

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Rachel Dickinson

Rustin Levenson

Rosa Lowinger

James Pantoleon

Laura Hortz Stanton

27. Producing and Touring a Major Intercontinental Exhibition with Multiple Collections and Host Museums

04:30 PM 05:00 PM

Élisabeth Côté

28. Databases, A Workflow, and A Student Staff : The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum’s Approach to Digitizing 137 Years of Collections Records

05:00 PM 05:30 PM

Kate Gallagher

29. Mission Possible: Navigating Collections Inventory from Planning to Execution

05:00 PM 05:30 PM

Kathleen Barnett

Kaman Hillenburg

Jennifer Noffze

30. Who's Responsible? Liability Concepts when working with Service Providers

05:30 PM 06:00 PM

Amber Bonadio

Ellen Holdorf

Angie Morrow

Christopher Wise

31. Emotion and Pragmatism: Disposing of Objects from Museum Collections

05:30 PM 06:00 PM

Nadine Loach

Dr. Liz Mylod

Networking Breakfast for Attendees

07:45 AM 08:45 AM

Les Bénévoles Re-Cap

08:45 AM 09:00 AM

32. A Foot in the Door: Transitioning a Job into a Career

09:00 AM 09:30 AM

Becky Bacheller

Amber L. Wingerson

33. From Basics to Barcodes: Leveraging Technology for Collection Projects

09:30 AM 10:00 AM

Marie-Page Phelps

Caitlin Podas

Jake Sheff

34. Reshaping the Collectible

10:00 AM 10:30 AM

Stephen Huyton

35. Exhibition Copies & Beyond: Lending Time-Based Media

10:30 AM 11:00 AM

Raina Mehler

Meredith Reiss

Grace T. Weiss

36. The Struggle of Dawning Intelligence: The Removal of San Francisco’s Early Days Monument

11:00 AM 11:30 AM

Allison Cummings

Barbara Mumby

37. Couriering Intensive: Essential Packing, Crating, and Courier Skills

11:30 AM 12:00 PM

Meg Colbert

Winona Packer

Sara C. Smith


12:00 PM 12:30 PM

38. Indigenize and Digitize: A Case Study in the North American Hall at the Field Museum of Natural History

12:30 PM 12:45 PM

Mallery Lutey

Araceli Medina-Castillo

Emma Turner-Trujillo

ERCS 2020 announcement

12:45 PM 01:00 PM

Conference Closing Remarks

01:00 PM 01:15 PM


Corp Members


Naomi Abe

Registrar for the Villa
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Naomi Abe currently holds the position as the Registrar for the Villa at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Prior to joining the Getty, Naomi was a project coordinator at Atelier 4 in Los Angeles, associate registrar at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, assistant registrar, and then the collection manager at the Autry Museum. She has worked on various aspects of managing art, including exhibitions, loans, collections management and packing and shipping.

08 November

Cindy Albertson

Vice President AFRNYC / Conservator at PMA
Alliance for Response NYC / Philadelphia Museum of Art
Cindy is the Theodor Siegl Conservator of Modern and Contemporary Paintings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She is also a conservator in private practice at Albertson & Nunan Inc. Since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, she has been active in disaster recovery organization and planning. She was the project manager for Alliance for Response New York City from 2013 to 2015 and now serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors. She holds an MA in History with a Concentration in Museum Studies as well as an MA with Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation from Buffalo State College.

08 November

Paige Armstrong

Account Manager
Crozier Fine Arts
Paige Armstrong manages a portfolio of clients including museums, private collectors and galleries by actively assessing, clarifying, and validating client needs to ensure the success of major projects. Working closely with Project Management, Technical Services, Accounting and Sales teams, Paige makes certain each client receives the bespoke services that strengthen Crozier's position as the largest North American art services company operating today. Paige holds a MA in Visual Arts Administration from New York University, as well as a BFA from The University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Frank Avila-Goldman

Associate Registrar
Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
Frank Avila-Goldman, Associate Registrar/Copyright Associate for the Estate of Roy Lichtenstein, joined the Estate in the spring of 2013 learning the oeuvre of Roy’s works and traveling extensively for exhibitions. In 2016, Frank joined the Intellectual Property team working to advance and protect the legacy of Roy and his artworks. In 2018, Frank formed the Collections Manager/Registrar Working Group focused on empowering the collection practices of estates/collectors and Artist Endowed Foundations. In his personal life, Frank is an artist and community organizer for the lower east side, NYC.

08 November

Becky Bacheller

Assistant Registrar
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Becky Bacheller is currently an Assistant Registrar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and is a graduate of George Washington University's Museum Studies Program specializing in Collections Management and History of Decorative Arts. She has experience in all facets of collections management especially collections moves, storage, and rehousing projects. This includes work at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, New-York Historical Society, and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

09 November


Joan Baldwin

Gender Equity in Museums Movement

Kathleen Barnett

Director of Collections Management & Registration
Mississippi Museum of Art
Kathleen has a BA in History (’11) and MA in Museum Studies (’13) from Baylor University in Waco, TX. Following graduation, she was the Curatorial and Collections Intern at the Grace Museum in Abilene, TX. In 2014, Kathleen became a collections manager with the Mississippi Department of Archives & History, working directly with the installation of the 2 Mississippi Museums in Jackson and the move of the entire collection to the new 2MM building. She is now the Director of Collections Management & Registration at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson.

08 November

Hanna Bertoldi

Collections Database Coordinator
Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame
Hanna Bertoldi is the Collections Database Coordinator at Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame. She has a B.A. in Classics from Franklin & Marshall College and an M.A. in Archaeology from University College London. At the Snite, Hanna manages the collections management database EmbARK including developing and implementing strategies for data cleanup. She is currently working towards The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant with Hesburgh Libraries to create a unified preservation and exhibition platform for library and museum collections.

08 November

Amber Bonadio

Vice President, Operations
Ms. Bonadio joined UOVO in July of 2019 as a founding team member, bringing her extensive experience in both project management and team building.

Prior to joining UOVO, Ms. Bonadio was the Operations Manager at Bonhams Auction House in New York from 2008-2013. In that role, she managed all incoming and outgoing property, directed art handling for auction previews and sales, and drove key operational evolutions.

Ms. Bonadio holds an M.A. from Christie’s Education, New York, and a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy, and has served as an active duty officer in the U.S. Navy.

08 November

Anne Bracegirdle

Senior Director
Anne Bracegirdle is a Senior Director at PaceX, where she focuses on strategy and special programming. Previously, as an AVP and Specialist at Christie’s New York, Anne spearheaded Christie’s Art + Tech initiative, which culminated in a two Art + Tech Summits, Exploring Blockchain (2018) and The A.I. Revolution (2019), in collaboration with Hyundai’s Art Lab. During her ten years at Christie’s she served as a specialist of Russian Art, 19th Century European Art, and Photographs. Anne speaks widely on the topic of art and blockchain and has been cited in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Forbes, The Art Newspaper, among others. She is an advisor for Artnome, dada.nyc, and a Young Patron of the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP).

08 November

Andrea Čakars

The Barnes Foundation
Andrea Čakars has been Registrar at The Barnes Foundation since 2012 where she has worked on over 17 major exhibitions including Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture on the Wall (2013); The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne (2014); Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change (2016); and Kiefer Rodin (2017). She is also responsible for registration of the permanent collection. Andrea holds an MA in Museum Anthropology from Columbia University (NY). Other institutions in which she has worked include the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the American Museum of Natural History.

07 November

07 November


Ludovic Chauwin

Collections Storage Project Manager

Jennifer Cicero

Collections Manager and Registrar
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Jennifer Cicero is the Collections Manager and Registrar for the Cleveland Museum of Art. With ten years of registrarial and museum experience, Jennifer oversees storage at the CMA and the daily coordination of all art movement at the museum. She manages all permanent collection gallery rotations and installations and supervises the six-person art handling team. Jennifer has a diverse, multi-faceted background with previous roles as Assistant Registrar for Acquisitions and Loans at the CMA, Director of Education & Training at a publishing company and Vice-President of Marketing for an IT firm.

08 November

Meg Colbert

Director of Production
Boxart, Inc.
Meg Colbert is the Director of Production at Boxart, where she formulates packing and crating solutions, performs materials research, and helps create and record standardized approaches to packing art for transit and storage.

09 November

Jennifer Correia

ARG Conservation Services
Jennifer holds a Master of Science in Historic Preservation with an advanced certificate in architectural conservation and a Bachelor of Science in Management. With fifteen years of post-graduate experience in the private and public sectors, she specializes in the assessment and survey of historic building materials, design and execution of hands-on conservation treatments, and conservation planning for historic districts and collections. She is currently the President for the Western Chapter of Association for Preservation International (APTi) and maintains affiliations with various conserv

07 November

Élisabeth Côté

Senior Project Manager
Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex
For the past eight years, Elisabeth Cote has been working at Pointe-à-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, in Canada. After earning a degree in museum studies, she worked on numerous projects to promote and present history and archaeology. Recipient of the 2014 Promising Newcomer Award from the Societe des musees quebecois, she has charted a highly diversified path, managing national, international, travelling and permanent exhibitions such as The Tea Roads, Fragments of Humanity. Archaeology in Quebec, Where Montréal Began and Queens of Egypt.

08 November

Connie Cox Bodner

Supervisory Grants Management Specialist
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Trained as an archaeologist, Connie holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Missouri-Columbia as well as a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In her current position at IMLS, she especially enjoys the opportunity to connect museums to Federal resources that help them do even greater things with and for their communities. Her work includes speaking and writing about the agency’s funding opportunities, coordinating the peer review of applications, making recommendations for awards, and monitoring projects through successful completion.

08 November

Sarah Cucinella-McDaniel

Chief Registrar
Denver Art Museum
Sarah Cucinella-McDaniel is currently the Chief Registrar at the Denver Art Museum where she has served in several different roles in the Registrar’s Office over the last 15 years. She manages exhibitions and outgoing loans and administers the museum’s acquisitions and loan program as well as rights and reproductions and fine arts insurance. Sarah’s background is in anthropology with previous experience working with archeological and ethnographic collections in university settings. Sarah holds an MA in Anthropology with a concentration in Museum Studies from the University of Denver.

07 November

Allison Cummings

Senior Registrar, Civic Art Collection and Public Art
San Francisco Arts Commission
As the Senior Registrar for the San Francisco Arts Commission, Allison oversees the stewardship of one of the largest municipal public art collections in the U.S. The Civic Art Collection includes historic public monuments, WPA-era murals, contemporary installations, and a significant 2-D portable collection. With 22 years in collections management, she specializes in – and advocates for – the holistic and ethical care of publicly held collections. Previously with SFMOMA and MCASD, she joined SFAC in 2007, and holds degrees in Art History/Criticism and Political Science from UC San Diego.

07 November

09 November


Simon Dent

Museum and Exhibition Services Manager
Martinspeed Ltd.

Rachel Dickinson

Chief Operating Officer
Crozier Fine Arts
Rachel Dickinson is a risk expert with experience in both the public and private sectors. Prior to her role as COO at Crozier, Dickinson oversaw Non-Financial Risk Management Risk Type Controls for the Americas. Prior she worked for the City of New York as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor for Operations and at the New York City Office of Emergency Management as the Deputy Commissioner for Administration, Finance and Policy. Dickinson worked on response and recovery to the 9/11 disaster and was a lead crisis executive for 12 years of the Bloomberg Administration.

08 November

Ashley Dodd

Senior Associate Registrar / Collections Manager
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Ashley Dodd is Senior Associate Registrar / Collections Manager at SFMOMA. She currently oversees SFMOMA’s art storage spaces, manages the Fisher Art Collection on long-term loan to the museum, and works with the International Contemporary Art curatorial department with accessions and collection projects. Ashley has worked at SFMOMA on the collections side of Registration for 10 years, working with three different curatorial departments and three distinct exhibition environments (SFMOMA preclosure, during closure, and post re-opening) and the shift from renting to owning storage space.

08 November

Jenn Doyle Crane

Project Manager
San Francisco Arts Commission
Jenn Doyle Crane serves as a Project Manager for the Public Art Program of San Francisco. With over 20 years’ experience in collection management, she is responsible for the planning of complex installation and conservation projects involving the Civic Art Collection. Recent projects include large architecturally integrated artworks for the San Francisco International Airport, Moscone Center and Central Subway. In her tenure, she has conducted an unprecedented inventory, setting and collecting data points for the historic collection; enabling accurate fiscal projections for its long-term care.

07 November

Sebastián E. Encina

Collections Manager
Kelsey Museum of Archaelogy, University of Michigan
Sebastián is currently the Collections Manager at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, a post he has held since 2003. Previously, Sebastián worked for the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, IMLS, and George Eastman House. Sebastián has an MA in Anthropology from the George Washington University, and an MSI from the University of Michigan. Sebastián currently serves as chair of the Collections Stewardship Professional Network of AAM, and had also served as Mentor Program Chair.

08 November

Linda Endersby

Museum of Art & Archaeology, Univ. of Missouri
Linda Endersby serves as Registrar and Collections Manager for the Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri. She previously worked at both the Michigan History Center and the Missouri State Museum, where she oversaw collections as well as exhibits and operations. Her recent work has focused on the use of technology related to collections, such as digitization, collections databases with online components and the use of electronic signatures. Linda has presented on collections and other issues at state, regional and national associations.

07 November

Ellen Endslow

Director of Collections/Curator
Chester County Historical Society
Ellen serves on the AAM task force that is developing a Deaccession and Governance Toolbox. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the AAM Curators Committee and Professional Network Council. Ellen served on the AASLH StEPs Collections Stewardship Committee and has been a webinar and conference presenter for AAM, AASLH, MAAM and PA Museums on variety of exhibit and collections management subjects, including deaccessions. Outside of the museum profession, Ellen is active in P.E.O. International, which provides funding for women's post-secondary education.

07 November

Maria Ferguson

Assistant Registrar
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Maria Ferguson is the Assistant Registrar at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, TN. Maria earned her MA in Art History and Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Memphis, and her BA in Art with an emphasis in photography from Penn State University. Her interests include museum collections and exhibitions, social practice art, and photographic history and conservation. She co-authored A Museum without Walls: Community Collaboration in Exhibition Development, published in the spring 2019 edition of Theory and Practice: The Emerging Museum Professionals Journal.

08 November

Jeremy Friesen

Digital Library Technologies Unit Manager
Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame
Jeremy Friesen is a software engineer turned manager. For the last seven years, he has worked in the open-source repository spaces contributing software, documentation, and energy to the Hesburgh Libraries, the Samvera project, and other open-source projects. At present, Jeremy is the technical manager of a three year Mellon Foundation-funded grant. He is passionate about building teams to tackle shared problems.

08 November

Kara Furman

Associate Registrar for Exhibitions
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Kara is the Associate Registrar for Exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she has worked since 2010. Her primary responsibility is to organize and oversee in-house and traveling exhibitions. Before moving to exhibitions, Kara worked with the Museum's permanent collection. Kara is a member and former chair of the Museum's Workplace Health and Safety Committee and the interdepartmental Contemporary Conservation Working Group. In addition to being on the steering committee for Alliance for Response Philadelphia, Kara has been a member of the PA Cultural Response Team since 2016.

08 November

Kate Gallagher

Curator of Collections
Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum
Kate Gallagher is currently Curator of Collections for the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum. With an ever-changing staff of undergraduate and graduate students, she ensures the proper care of the university's 137-year teaching collection while maintaining its accessibility for teaching and research. Prior to joining the museum in 2014, she was Registrar & Collections Manager at the Maryland Historical Society, and Laboratory Manager & Field Archaeologist at R.C. Goodwin & Associates. Kate holds an M.A. in Museology and an M.A. in Anthropology (Archaeology) from the University of Washington.

08 November

Vicki Gambill

Director of Collections Management
The Broad
Vicki Gambill is the Director of Collections Management at The Broad Museum and has been in the museum field for over thirty years. Prior to working at The Broad Art Foundation, Vicki worked at the Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, the Skirball Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In her current position at The Broad, she oversees exhibitions, the active loan program, insurance matters, new acquisitions, conservation and managing off site storage.

08 November

Brooke Garcia

Collections Manager & Registrar
Metal Museum
Brooke Garcia is the Collections Manager & Registrar at the Metal Museum in Memphis, TN. She has over 5 years of experience in the field and has worked or interned at 6 museums across the nation, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She graduated from the University of Memphis with an MA in Art History and a graduate certificate in Museum Studies. Brooke is also the Student Outreach Chair for the Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) and the Co-chair of the Memphis Emerging Museum Professionals (EMPs) group. She enjoys organizing meetups, workshops, and other events for her fellow EMPs.

08 November

Anne Goslin

Senior Associate Registrar
Yale University Art Gallery
Anne Goslin, senior associate registrar for collections at the Yale University Art Gallery, recently worked to revise the Gallery’s Collections Management Policy and has been the registrar lead for collections projects such as storage moves and inventories. She has held registrar and collections management positions at Historic Hudson Valley, Metropolitan Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire Museum of Art, and Preservation Society of Newport County.

08 November

Amy Hahn

Property Loss Control Engineer
Risk Strategies
Amy graduated from the University of New Haven with a degree in Fire Protection Engineering. She began her insurance career as a Senior Consultant Engineer at FM Global Insurance Company working with health care, chemical, manufacturing, food, pharmaceutical, warehousing and higher-education clients. She spent 12 years at FM Global. Prior to joining Risk Strategies, Amy worked with AXA MATRIX as a Risk Engineer. Amy is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) and a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Amy was a volunteer firefighter and EMT.

08 November

Danielle Hall Bennett

ARCS Board President and Head of Collections Management
Freer/Sackler, Smithsonian Institute
Danielle Hall Bennett is Head of Collections Management at the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery where she manages all aspects of collections management, registration, photography, rights and reproduction, and the archives. Previously she worked at the Walters Art Museum in the Collections Management/Registrars department. Danielle became President of ARCS in 2017, and she has served as chair of the ARCS Workshop Development Committee. Danielle served on the Connecting to Collections Care Professional Development Committee from 2015-2019.

08 November

Sara Hesdon Buehler

Senior Registrar
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sara Hesdon Buehler is Senior Registrar at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, PA. Sara directs the activities of the Registrar’s Office and oversees policies, procedure and preservation planning for the collection. She also manages temporary exhibitions and outgoing loans. Prior to the Brandywine, Sara was the Collections Registrar at the James A. Michener Art Museum and the Collections Manager at the Philp and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College. Sara holds an M.A. in Museum Studies from the University of the Arts and a B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art.

07 November

Kaman Hillenburg

Collections Manager
Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
Kaman Hillenburg has served in various capacities on the Collections team at her institution. In her current role as Collections Manager she led an IMLS funded inventory project of 15,000 objects at the off-site storage. In 2011 she facilitated the moving and inventory of over 25,000 objects to the new on-site storage. She is also the founder and president of Southwestern Indiana Collections Connection Association. SICCA’s mission is to provide free professional development opportunities to collections professionals including annual meetings, workshops, networking events and field trips.

08 November

Ellen Holdorf

Director of Collections Management
Museum of Arts and Design
Ellen Holdorf currently serves as the Director of Collections Management for the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, and has been at MAD since 2008. Ellen has been in collections management for 20 years, having worked at The Newark Museum, The Dallas Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim, and Pace Gallery. She has a degree in Art History from the University of Colorado, Boulder, 1994 and completed coursework towards a masters in Museum Studies from Seton Hall University in 1997. 

08 November

Melanie Hugron

Supervisor, Cornwall Collections Project
Parks Canada
Melanie Hugron is the Supervisor for the Cornwall Collections Project at Parks Canada, which is undergoing the preliminary stages of a multi-facility move. She has been responsible for the layout, planning, and execution of the first move, and has served as a Collections Specialist for Parks Canada for the last 5 years. Melanie has worked as a museum technician at the Musée d’art de Joliette; and as a collections and exhibits specialist and intern at the Montreal Holocaust Museum. She holds a BA in Classics and Anthropology from Concordia University and a degree in Applied Museum Studies.

08 November

Stephen Huyton

Collection Registrar, Research
As Colleciton Registrar, Research, Stephen is currently leading on the registrar strand of Tate's 3-year 'Reshaping the Collectible: When Artworks Live in the Museum' research project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, this programme of research aims to develop new collection management and conservation models, building the museum's capacity to collect, document and engage with particularly challenging artworks, principally time-based media. 

09 November

Rebecca Kennedy

Collections Care Specialist
Curae Collections Care, LLC
Rebecca Kennedy is the founder and Collections Care Specialist of Curae Collections Care, LLC. She began her museum career as a registrar for an historical society in Florida and eventually worked as a Preservation Specialist at the Smithsonian Institution for 11 years. In 2016, Rebecca completed a training in First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC) by ICCROM and joined the inaugural team of the Smithsonian’s Preparedness and Response in Collections Emergency (PRICE) and in 2018 she joined the steering committee for the DC Alliance for Response.

08 November

Tom Krueger

Assistant Manager, Art Preparation and Handling
Museum of Modern Art
With a warehouse staff of four full time art handlers, and another seventeen at the Museum, Tom splits his time between the two sites co-managing the warehouse, exhibition installations and movement of artwork between.

Tom has worked in museums small and large since he was in college; such as The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, The Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY, and Dia, Manhattan. He has worked as a manager at MoMA since 2014, and as an art handler at MoMA since 2004. Tom holds an MFA from Syracuse University and a BFA from the Corcoran School of Art.

08 November

Robin Lawrence

Manager of Curatorial Affairs
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Robin Lawrence is the Manager of Curatorial Affairs at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields and the project manager of the Collection Ranking Project, the Museum’s systematic assessment of its 50,000 object collection. Her professional interests lie in honing collecting and curatorial practices to ensure the sustainability and success of cultural institutions. Robin is a graduate of Purdue University and holds a Master’s degree in Museum Studies from George Washington University. She is representing the Collections Stewardship Professional Network on the Deaccession Task Force.

07 November

Katie Leavens

Assistant Registrar, Incoming Loans
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Katie Leavens is the Assistant Registrar managing Incoming Loans at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She currently oversees the shipping and intake of over 3,000 artworks a year as part of LACMA’s acquisition and long term loans programs. Since 2017 she has served on LACMA’s Time Based Media Committee. During her time at LACMA Katie also worked in outgoing loans and has assisted with permanent collection and exhibition projects. Katie received an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University and a Certificate in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London in 2014.

07 November

Rustin Levenson

ArtCare Conservation
Rustin Levenson was trained in conservation at Harvard University’s Fogg Art Museum. She worked on the conservation staff of the National Gallery of Canada and the Metropolitan Museum of Art before opening ArtCare Conservation, with studios in Miami and New York. Her studio teams treat paintings of all eras from museums, private, and corporate collections. She is a Fellow in the American Institute for Conservation and the International Institute for Conservation and author of Seeing Through Paintings, among other professional publications.

08 November

Amy Linker

Museum Registrar
CCS Bard Hessel Museum
My interest in museum work began at the University of New Mexico. After volunteering for every museum position I could find, I attended the University of Denver, where I received my Master’s Degree in Art History/Museum Studies. I have held positions at the Center for Creative Photography, Denver Art Museum, Getty Museum, and Masterpiece International. In my current position at CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Bard College, I oversee the registration of a very ambitious exhibitions program and have an opportunity to help educate up-and-coming curatorial students on the importance of registration.

08 November

Laura Lipp

Collections Specialist
The Henry Ford
Laura Lipp is a Collections Specialist at The Henry Ford where she catalogs and researches a variety of objects. Most recently she is assisting with the 2017 IMLS Museums for America grant, which allows her to learn something new every day as she researches the collection.

Laura began her career at the Michigan Historical Museum, before joining The Henry Ford. She volunteered as the Social Media Manager and later the Collections Manager for the National Emergency Medical Services Museum, as well as serving on their Board of Directors.

08 November

Nadine Loach

Science Museum Group
Nadine is Registrar for the Science Museum Group's northern sites, working with a diverse and internationally significant collection of 7.3 million items from science, technology, engineering, medicine, transport and media. She has previously worked as Assistant Registrar for Leeds Museums and Galleries and as Exhibitions Coordinator at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Nadine has an MA in Cultural Heritage Management from the University of York and a BA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art. Nadine is interested in sustainable collections management.

08 November

Rosa Lowinger

Chief Conservator and CEO
Rosa Lowinger Associates
Rosa Lowinger is Chief Conservator and CEO of RLA Conservation, Inc., a firm with offices in Miami and Los Angeles that serves the conservation needs of several dozen public art agencies nationwide. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, and the 2008-09 Rome Prize Fellow in Conservation at the American Academy in Rome. She presently serves as a consultant to over two-dozen public art agencies and the Getty Conservation Institute’s Outdoor Painted Sculpture Initiative. In November, Rosa will co-chair the Association for Preservation Technology’s annual conference in Miami.

08 November

Mallery Lutey

Graduate Student
University of Illinois, Chicago
Mallery Lutey is a 2nd year graduate student in the Museum and Exhibition Studies program at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She graduated with her B.A. in Anthropology from UIC, where she is currently a Teaching Assistant for an undergraduate Anthropology course. Between classes, she is also an intern in Anthropological Collections at the Field Museum of Natural History. In 2014 and 2016 Mallery studied abroad at the Museo Contisuyo in Moquegua, Peru where she worked as a field archaeologist, a lab scientist, and in collections care processing and analyzing archaeological material.

09 November

Sirena Maxfield

Exhibition Coordinator
Masterpiece International
Sirena Maxfield joined Masterpiece as an Exhibitions Coordinator in the Museum & Exhibition Service department in early 2018. Prior to Masterpiece Sirena held positions such as Associate Director, Exhibitions Registrar at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum; Registrar, American Federation of Arts, Registrar, Bronx Museum of the Arts; as well as positions at the Zimmerli Art Museum, the Newark Museum and the Shelburne Museum

08 November

Araceli Medina-Castillo

Graduate Student
University of Illinois, Chicago
Araceli Medina-Castillo is a second year graduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago for Museum and Exhibition Studies. She graduated in 2018 from Miami University of Ohio with a B.A. in Anthropology and Spanish. She currently works as a volunteer at the Field Museum and as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate archaeology course. She has previously worked as a collections intern at the Chicago History Museum. 

09 November

Raina Mehler

Media Arts Director
Pace Gallery, New York
Raina Mehler is the Media Arts Director at Pace Gallery, New York. She is also a part of the team helping to establish PaceX, a new venture in the emerging field of immersive, experiential art. This builds upon the explorations of Pace Art & Technology and FuturePace, devoted to exhibiting artists and interdisciplinary art groups pioneering in this field. She has spoken internationally at several conferences about the challenges of shipping, exhibiting, and loaning time-based media. Mehler received her MA in Art History at Hunter College in 2013 and is based in Brooklyn, New York.

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Stephen Michalik

Exhibition Coordinator
Masterpiece International, Ltd.
Employed at Masterpiece International since 1995, and currently a coordinator in the Museum and Exhibition Department. Previously Adjunct Professor of Liberal Studies and Medieval Art at Parsons School of Design 1993-2005. M.A., 1990 and Ph.D., ABD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, specializing in Romanesque, Gothic, and Trecento Art.

08 November

Angie Morrow

Director of Collections and Exhibitions Management
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Angie Morrow has served as the Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the MCA Chicago since 2018. Her 20+ year career in museum collections care began at the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. in 1993. Since then, she has held positions at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Smart Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and The Field Museum. She completed her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts, Anthropology and History at Central College in Pella, IA in 1994 and her masters degree in Historical Administration from Eastern Illinois University in 1995.

08 November

Barbara Mumby

Director of Community Investments
San Francisco Arts Commission
Barbara Mumby was born and raised in California’s Central Valley, where her family’s Native American heritage and work as migrant farmers greatly influenced her passion for social justice and equity issues. As Director of Community Investments at the San Francisco Arts Commission, Barbara oversees an annual grants budget of approximately eleven million dollars that supports small and mid-sized arts organizations, individual artists and teaching artists. She is also a 2019 Open Society Racial Equity Fellow working to develop a toolkit to support assessing racist imagery in the public realm.

09 November

Dr. Liz Mylod

Project Registrar
National Museums Scotland
Liz trained as a registrar after completing a PhD in medieval religious history. She has worked in both council-run and national museums in the UK, across a wide range of collections including fine art, natural sciences and archaeology. In early 2019 she completed a collections review project at National Museums Scotland focusing on the agricultural, science & technology collections, and implemented a new disposals procedure as part of the review. She is interested in the practical logistics, legal constraints, and emotional responses which affect the deaccessioning of objects.

08 November

Jennifer Noffze

Collections Manager
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Jennifer Noffze is the Collections Manager at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. She has a MA in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University and has served on the boards of the Association of Indiana Museums, the Society of Indiana Archivists and the Midwest Registrars Committee. Jennifer has spearheaded multiple digitization projects at the museum during her 18 year tenure, including serving as the Project Director for the Ryan White Letters Transcription Project. Over the past five years, she has led a team to complete an inventory of the museum's entire collection.

08 November

Janet Northey

Collections Manager
Anchorage Museum
Janet Northey is the Collections Manager at the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska. She received her MA in Art History from the University of Oregon. With a background in digitization and conservation of circulating collections, she is passionate about facilitating access to collections.

07 November

Devon Nowlin

Assistant Registrar and Museum Renovation Coordinator
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Devon Nowlin is the Assistant Registrar for the permanent collection at the Amon Carter Museum, where she holds a year-long appointment as Museum Renovation Coordinator. Nowlin is an artist with an MFA in Painting from Texas Christian University, and has been a commissioned artist and artist’s assistant on major public works for Fort Worth Public Art. She brings her project management experience and diverse skills as an artist to museum projects at the Carter, where she has the best job ever. You can see her artwork and learn more about her public commissions at her website, devonnowlin.com.

08 November

Andrea Paasch

Interim Director
Museo Tamayo
Andrea holds a master's degree in Arts Administration and Policy from the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently Interim Director at Museo Tamayo where for the previous two years she worked as Deputy Director of Artistic Programs. She has participated in the coordination and research of several artistic projects including the BBVA fellowship for emerging artists, United Nations Plaza and "23 zones", a series of contemporary art interventions in World Heritage sites declared by UNESCO. She has also been a producer of documentary and fiction feature films and television docu-series

08 November

Winona Packer

The Morgan Library and Museum
The Morgan Library and Museum
Winona’s career began with an immersive internship in the Registrar’s office at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2006. The internship led to a position as the Department Assistant in the Contemporary Art Department, culminating in the role of Assistant to the Chair in 2010. As the single administrator in the department she was integrally involved with the curatorial and administrative aspects of organizing Contemporary exhibitions, managing the permanent collection, and acting as courier as needed. Winona left Boston in 2010 to pursue a MA in Humanities and Social Thought at New York University with a focus on Socially Engaged Art Practice and its manifestations within the cultural and political sphere. While completing the degree she worked as a Production Intern at Creative Time, and obtained a fellowship at Independent Curators International. After completing the MA in 2013 she joined the Museum of the City of New York in the role of Registrar for Exhibitions and Loans. Her responsibilities included facilitating the logistics of crating, transport, storage, insurance, customs documentation, courier arrangements, condition reporting and conservation for both domestic and international loans in the MCNY’s temporary and travelling exhibitions. In 2016 Winona left the MCNY to pursue a new role as Registrar at The Morgan Library and Museum, where she continues to build upon her skills in concert with conservation, facilities, curatorial, exhibitions, security, and facilities staff she undertakes the Registration of all temporary and travelling exhibitions at the Morgan.

09 November

James Pantoleon

Director, Engineering & Design
Crozier Fine Arts
For over the past 27 years, James Pantoleon has been instrumental to Crozier’s continued innovation efforts, designing and advancing their facilities. His many initiatives include introducing a vented wall system to eliminate micro climates, building the first prototype of a customized climate unit, and constructing a preservation environment room that utilizes low temperature air supply and ultra-dehumidification. Most recently, Pantoleon oversaw the collection and conservation of flat works that suffered smoke and water damage in a fire at a New York gallery.

08 November

Victoria Perdomo

Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame
Victoria Perdomo is currently the Registrar at the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame, where she has worked since 2017. She is responsible for the management and preservation of the museum’s permanent collection & oversees the acquisition, exhibitions, and loan programs. She oversees the Registrar’s Office which houses the Collections Database Coordinator and Mellon Outreach Specialist. Victoria holds an MA from Georgetown University and a BA from Case Western Reserve University.

08 November

Marie-Page Phelps

Registrar of Collections
New Orleans Museum of Art
Marie-Page Phelps is the Registrar of Collections for the New Orleans Museum of Art, where she has directed a variety of collections relocation and inventory projects. Most recently she integrated barcodes into their collections management system while moving over 20,000 works of art to a new facility. She holds BA in an Anthropology, and has nearly a decade of collections management experience.

09 November

Caitlin Podas

Mingei International Museum
Caitlin Podas has been working in the museum field since 2007 when she started out as a Collections Assistant. After completing her undergraduate degree in history at Colorado State University, she went on to receive a Masters in Public History and a Certificate in Museum Management from the University of South Carolina. Caitlin has interned and worked at museums across the country including the Denver Art Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Mississippi Museum of Art. She now works as the Registrar at Mingei International Museum in San Diego.

09 November

Mary Pontillo

National Practice Leader/SVP
DeWitt Stern, a Risk Strategies Company
As National Fine Art Practice Leader, Mary provides insurance services for museums, foundations, packer/shippers, dealers and collectors among others in addition to collaborating with her colleagues firm-wide. Before joining DeWitt Stern, Mary worked at Huntington T. Block as an Underwriter and Account Manager. In addition, she taught art in Norfolk, VA and served as a docent at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Mary earned her BA in Fine Art and MA in Art History from James Madison University. She also completed the Apprisal Studies and Art Business certificate programs at NYU.

08 November

Maggie Radd

Director of Registration and Exhibitions
Museum of Jewish Hertiage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Maggie joined the Museum of Jewish Heritage in November '18, during an exciting time of institutional growth and transition. She is the Head Registrar & Exhibition Manager, leading a team of Registrars, Art Handlers, and trades through a full building revitalization, culminating in the U.S. debut of the large-scale traveling exhibition Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.

Previously, Maggie has a combined Registrar experience of 17 years at the Guggenheim Museum, and the Islip Art Museum. She also spent 6 years at U.S.Art Co., Inc., as a shipper focused primarily on exhibition logistics.

08 November

Meredith Reiss

Collections Manager, Photographs
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Meredith Reiss is the collections manager for the Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has co-chaired The Met's Time-Based Media Working Group since 2013, working to establish protocols for the acquisition, exhibition, and loan of media artworks. Meredith holds a master's degree in Information Resources & Library Science from the University of Arizona and a master's degree in Photographic Preservation & Collections Management from the joint program between Ryerson University and George Eastman Museum.

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Martha Reta

Head Registrar
kurimanzutto gallery
Has a degree in History, specialized in Art History and a Masters in Museology. She worked for 9 years at the Basilica of Guadalupe Museum, first as Chief of the Curatorship and Research Department and later as its Director. Concurrently, she assisted governmental projects cataloging patrimonial artworks in rural communities in central Mexico. Since 2011 she works at kurimanzutto, one of the most important contemporary art galleries in Latin America, as Head Registrar, handling the artworks of its 33 international artists for exhibitions, fairs, biennials, auctions and collectors.

08 November

Ali Reynolds

Associate Registrar
Chrysler Museum of Art
Ali Reynolds has been the Associate Registrar at the Chrysler Museum of Art since 2016. She manages the museum’s TMS database and rights and reproductions program, in addition to overseeing select exhibitions and loans. Prior to this, she was the Director of Galleries and Curator of Collections at Georgetown College (GC) in Kentucky. Ali also served as an adjunct lecturer at GC, teaching undergraduate courses in art history and curatorial studies. Ali holds a BA in Art History from the University of Alabama and a MA in Art History & Visual Studies from the University of Kentucky.

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