About

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

Professional Experience

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

Education

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

Awards

Willis Fine Art Fellowship, Recipient of 2011 Fellowship to attend the International Registrar’s Symposium

Other

Check out my Linkedin for more info or my Pinterest to see what inspires me.

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.