Documentation – Preservation – Valuation
From ancient Egyptian artifacts to Renaissance tapestries to Duchamp ready-mades to Native American artifacts to Confederate swords, we have extensive experience working with a variety of objects. We work with nonprofits, museums and individuals on projects large and small.
A museum professional with fifteen years of experience working with a variety of subjects, we help museums and individuals become better stewards to their collections, ensure the long term preservation of art and artifacts, turn the stories of these objects into compelling narratives and provide valuation services for insurance, charitable giving and estate planning.
Past Clients include:
- Planet Hollywood Memorabilia Collection
- Anna Maria Island Historical Museum
- Florida Maritime Museum
- Museum of Glass (Tacoma, WA)
- James Museum
- Maryland Science Center
- Hands On!
- Gaylord Archival
Ashley Burke, Principal Manager
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Registrar, August 2016 – April 2019
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Collections Manager, January 2015 – July 2016
Hands On! Inc., Exhibit Developer / Content Integration, February 2013 – August 2013
South Florida Museum, Curator of Collections, October 2011 – January 2013
Ringling Museum of Art, Associate Registrar, June 2007 – September 2011
National Museum of Health and Medicine, Registrar, February 2006 – October 2006
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Collections Technician, April 2004 – January 2006
Certificate in Appraisal Studies, Appraisers Institute of America
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), tested and passed March 2019
Master of Arts in Museum Studies, George Washington University, Washington, DC,Concentration in Collections Management
Bachelor of Arts in Art History (with honors), University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Willis Fine Art Fellowship, Recipient of 2011 Fellowship to attend the International Registrar’s Symposium
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What else do I do when I am not wandering around museums or playing with artifacts? My ten year old, Audrey, keeps me busy and when I find a few extra minutes I make jewelry. You can see some of this work on my etsy page.