Erin Richardson PhD
Principal at Erin Richardson Consulting

Erin Richardson PhD


Dr. Erin Richardson facilitates museums’ and cultural organizations’ capacity for mission delivery, particularly relating to art and artifact collections. With over 20 years of experience working with museum communities at Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NY, among other organizations, and as Vice President of the Museum Association of New York, she started a consulting firm to assist museums in solving pressing long-term collection problems, especially deaccession and disposal, so that they may effectively serve their communities. Recent clients include the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, The Olana Partnership, Erie Canal Museum, and Historic Cherry Hill. Her research and writing centers on how New York State’s unique chartering policy for museums effects organization health. Richardson holds a PhD in Leadership and Policy from Niagara University, a MA in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program and a BA in American Studies from the SUNY Geneseo.

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