Collections Manager and Registrar at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens
I currently serve as Collections Manager and Registrar at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens in Nashville, TN and oversee the registration management of Cheekwood’s loan collections, exhibitions and its 7,000-piece permanent collection, which features works by Childe Hassam, Man Ray and Louise Dahl-Wolfe.
Serving for over 11 years as Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA, my wide-ranging responsibilities included the preservation and stewardship of the museum’s 8,200-piece permanent collection and temporary exhibition loans, as well as maintenance of the museum’s nearly 80-piece outdoor sculpture collection.
I hold an MA in Museum Studies from Syracuse University and have participated in several American Alliance of Museums (AAM) panel discussions focused on collections access and the caretaking of public works in 2009, 2011 and 2016; as well as a session panelist at the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG) annual conference in 2018.
As a museum professional, I am fortunate to work within environments rich with the art and artifacts that illustrate our history and culture. I hold a sincere love in providing an opportunity for the public to see and experience these works; offering visitors a chance to learn from and connect with those works. Through my experience, I have developed a keen and detailed sense of organization, leadership, communication and project management. I adore the ever-changing and multi-layered world of collections care and registration, especially when working with contemporary art.
I'm additionally available for freelance/contracted special projects including, but not limited to: fine art and artifacts inventory and cataloging; fine art and artifacts storage assessment, planning and budgeting; and collections policies and procedures assessment, writing and editing (including Collection’s Management Policies, Code of Ethics, Acquisitions Planning and Disaster Plan and Preparation).