Below is a sample of the work I’ve done for museums, historic sites, trade publications and digital projects.
As an cataloguer and photographer for the Boston Furniture Archive, I spent a summer immersed in New England furniture. The entries for our summer (2016) are forthcoming, but the website demonstrates the work we performed. I also wrote about my experience on the department blog, which can be found here and here.
In my recent role as a Graduate Assistant at Nemours Estate, I drafted exhibit labels, benchmarked comparative sites, created and implemented visitor surveys, catalogued collections objects and completed an estate chronology.
Among the large-scale projects I initiated was a historical report detailing the lives of the domestic staff at Nemours from 1910-1970. It served as a key document in the forthcoming completion of an interpretive plan for the estate. A second project was creating a furnishing plan for the Chauffeur’s Garage, which will become a site of interpretation in 2018.
I’ve also taken part in digital projects that present material culture analysis in a longform format suitable for general audiences. The most recent was a piece on chewing gum for the website disposableamerica.org, created and run by Dr. Katherine C. Grier. I also produced an entry on Washington Irving’s Sleepy Hollow as a cultural product of the Colonial Revival for the Bard Graduate Center.
I also write for trade publications like the Journal of Antiques and Collectibles on antiques and design history. The Vanity Table Then and Now
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