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Collective Conversations with Theresa Papanikolas

Curator of European and American Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art The Honolulu Museum of Art houses a collection of 50,000 works spanning 5,000 years in a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility. Their collection features African art, Asian art, textiles, and European/American art, and includes many works celebrating Hawai’i’s local artists and history. Gallery Systems spoke [...]

Collective Conversations with Jen Kaines

Registrar and Collections Manager at Leeds Museums and Galleries A day in the Registrars Department at Leeds Museums and Galleries, the largest local authority-run museum service in England, is never dull for Jen Kaines. As Registrar and Collections Manager, Jen handles 1.3 million objects from the natural world and industrial history, to fine and decorative [...]

Collective Conversations with Erin Narloch

Project Manager, Consultant, & Database Administrator at adidas AG For Erin Narloch, shedding light on the powerful stories woven into adidas’ history—stories about entrepreneurial spirit and greatness in sport—is central to her work at adidas AG. The adidas Archive contains hundreds of thousands of objects that, until recently, were hidden away, unavailable for public access. [...]

Collective Conversations with Morten Nybo

Project Manager and Digital Advisor at the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces and the Danish Arts Foundation The Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces in Copenhagen is an agency under the Danish Ministry for Culture, which also acts as the secretariat for the Danish Arts Foundation, an arms-length body for the governmental art funding. [...]

Collective Conversations with Gillian Essam

Recently Retired Collection Information Manager at the National Gallery, London After a professional career spanning 24 years, Gillian Essam, former Collection Information Manager at the National Gallery, is still adjusting to her new-found free time. Prior to her arrival at the National Gallery in 2001, Gillian worked as a professional librarian, then went on to [...]

Collective Conversations with Emmanuelle Delmas-Glass

Collections Data Manager at the Yale Center for British Art Emmanuelle Delmas-Glass, Collections Data Manager at the Yale Center for British Art. The Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, is home to the largest collection of British art outside the UK. The works of art, rare books, and manuscripts found [...]

Collective Conversations with Kate Blanch

Image courtesy of Kate Blanch, Database Administrator. The Walters Art Museum. Database Administrator, The Walters Art Museum The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, is one of only a few museums in the world to present such a wide spectrum of art. The collection spans fifty-five centuries and represents virtually every great civilization. [...]

Collective Conversations with Sarah Gillis

Assistant Registrar, Image Management, at the Worcester Art Museum The world-renowned Worcester Art Museum, in Worcester, Massachusetts, is home to an encyclopedic collection spanning 5,000 years of art and culture and 38,000 objects including, but not limited to: paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings and contemporary art. Assistant Registrar Sarah Gillis and her colleagues [...]

Collective Conversations with Brian MacElhose

Brian MacElhose is the Collections Database Analyst at the Dallas Museum of Art. Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its [...]

Collective Conversations with Carole Campbell

Registrar for Collections Management at the Getty Carole Campbell is the Registrar for Collections Management at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California. Carole and her staff work extensively within TMS to manage the Museum’s acquisitions, loans and exhibitions. The Getty is said to be one of the most [...]