Collections Database Analyst
Dallas Museum of Art
In 1996, MacElhose began working as a Preparator for the University of South Florida’s Contemporary Art Museum (Tampa) where he received his BA, majoring in Theatre Design and minoring in Studio Art. In early 2001, he became the Registrar/Preparator for Zabriskie Gallery (New York City). After three years, MacElhose returned to the museum world as the Assistant Registrar for the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). Subsequent promotions culminated in his role as Associate Registrar for Collections in 2008. At MAD, he merged two of his interests, computers and the fine arts, by managing the museum’s database, TMS. In addition, he also oversaw accessioning, deaccessioning, outgoing loans, and rights and reproduction requests. In response to an opportunity to work more with data, MacElhose took a position at the Dallas Museum of Art as the Collections Database Administrator in 2012 and became the Collections Database Analyst in 2014. He currently works on developing and documenting data entry procedures as well as writing custom Crystal Reports, TMS List Views, TMS Data views and SQL View Tables to assist TMS users with their work flows and data quandaries. In his free time he enjoys skateboarding, attempting to learn code, and collecting stuffed pandas.
Funnel to Faucet: Increasing the TMS user base @ the Dallas Museum of Art