Curatorial Assistant

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Artie Forsthoefel | (690) 410-2920 | Atlanta, GA


I am a Curatorial Assistant with over 3 years of experience in the museum industry. I have worked extensively with collections, exhibitions, and programming. I possess excellent communication and organizational skills, which allow me to effectively manage projects from start to finish. I am passionate about art history and cultural heritage, and enjoy working collaboratively to create engaging experiences for visitors.


Curatorial Assistant at High Museum of Art, GAMay 2022 - Present

  • Negotiated and secured funding for a temporary exhibition of 15th-century Italian art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Led a team of 3 curatorial assistants in planning and executing the installation of said exhibition in 4 weeks.
  • Wrote didactic materials accompanying the exhibit, including an essay on its theme.
  • Successfully installed said exhibit on time and within budget.
  • Solicited feedback from colleagues and visitors to improve future exhibitions.

Curatorial Assistant II at Atlanta History Center, GASep 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Successfully curated and installed 5 exhibitions over the course of 2 years.
  • Wrote didactic materials for each exhibition that were well-received by museum visitors.
  • Led docent training sessions for 3 different exhibitions.
  • Trained 2 new curatorial assistants in the department's procedures and practices.
  • Managed a budget of $15,000 for an exhibition on 19th century portraiture.


Bachelor of Arts in Art History at University of Georgia, GAAug 2014 - May 2019

Some skills I've learned are art historical research, writing, and communication.


  • Art history
  • Research skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Writing and editing skills
  • Curatorial experience
  • Project management
  • Budgeting

Carolina Coslow | (689) 038-9288 | Philadelphia, PA


I am a Curatorial Assistant with over 3 years of experience working in art galleries and museums. I have a keen eye for detail and a passion for art history, which has allowed me to excel in this field. I have gained valuable experience in managing exhibitions, conducting research, and writing catalogues. I am an excellent communicator and work well both independently and as part of a team. I am confident that my skills would be an asset to any gallery or museum


Curatorial Assistant at The Barnes Foundation, PAMar 2022 - Present

  • Successfully installed 4 exhibitions on time and within budget.
  • Negotiated contracts with 10+ outside vendors.
  • Wrote 12 grants that resulted in $100,000+ in funding.
  • Organized and led 3 public tours of the museum’s collection.
  • Catalogued 200+ pieces of art.

Curatorial Assistant II at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, PASep 2019 - Jan 2022

  • Successfully organized and executed three exhibitions with accompanying public programming.
  • Wrote over 20 blog posts highlighting various aspects of the museum's collection.
  • Catalogued 150 objects in the permanent collection.
  • Co-wrote and edited an academic catalogue for a travelling exhibition.
  • Designed and installed interpretive materials for all exhibitions.


Bachelor of Arts in Art History at Pennsylvania State UniversityAug 2015 - May 2019

I have learned how to analyze and interpret artwork using art historical methods.


  • Art history
  • Research skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Writing and editing skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Critical thinking