Arts Management Consultant at Art & Artifact Services
Madison, WI 53705 , US map
(917) 676-9039 (Office)
President of Art & Artifact Services since 2005, Suzanne provides consulting services to museums and galleries, collectors and artists. Selected projects include: collections management assessment, storage planning, emergency response planning, and exhibition registration services to national and international museums and galleries. She also provides full collection management services to artists, estates, foundations and private and corporate collections.
From 1999 to 2005, Suzanne was the Head Registrar for Collections and Exhibitions at the Whitney Museum. She had the same role at the Guggenheim Museum during the years when Guggenheim Bilbao and Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin were inaugurated. From 1989 to 1995 Suzanne was first the Senior Registrar for Collections and then Head Registrar at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Upon completion of her MLIS - while also working on a master’s degree in art history - Suzanne began her career as Visual Resources Librarian at Kenyon College in Ohio. As a graduate curatorial assistant in the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection (UW-Madison) she wrote and populated a collection database and attached 23,000 images using optical laser disk technology.
Suzanne has organized panels and workshops at ARCS and American Association of Museums conferences on wide ranging topics such as: 'difficult’ art works, computerization, exhibition budgeting, time-based media, copyright, shipping by sea, and collection inventories. She was invited to speak at ALI-ABA, New York University Art Law Day, the Nordic Museum Conference in Denmark and the University Complutense in Spain. Service to the profession has included 3 MAPII assessments, 5 IMLS grant review sessions and 5 NEH Documentation and Access grant assessments. Suzanne has served as the Nominations Chair and as co-Chair of RARIN for the Registrars Committee of the AAM. She sat on the board of directors of the Museum Loan Network and the Museum Computer Network. As a natural extension of the latter, she was section editor on computerization for Museum Registration Methods, 4th Ed.
No stranger to website management, from 1999 to 2008 she hosted and managed the RARIN website and, until 2010, the OnContract website - an international listing of contract registrars - now available on the ARCS website. Launched in 2012 she assisted in defining and populating the new RC-AAM website, and did the same for the ARCS website at its inception.
Suzanne is a founding board member of ARCS.