Museum Curator

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Refugio Domingus

refugio.domingus@gmail.com | (456) 639-4564 | Birmingham, AL

Summary


I have over 5 years of experience working as a museum curator. I have extensive knowledge of art history and a keen eye for detail. I am passionate about preserving and promoting cultural heritage, and I am proficient in both English and French. I am an excellent communicator and possess strong organizational skills.

Experience


Museum Curator at Birmingham Museum of Art, ALMay 2022 - Present

  • Negotiated and secured the donation of a $5 million painting for the museum's collection.
  • Led the development and implementation of a new exhibitions program that increased attendance by 20%.
  • Successfully fundraised over $1 million to support educational programming at the museum.
  • Wrote and published a widely acclaimed book on the history of art in America.

Assistant Museum Curator at Huntsville Museum of Art, ALSep 2017 - Apr 2022

  • Led the development and implementation of a new exhibit on the history of fashion which was visited by over 12,000 people.
  • Wrote proposals to various foundations that resulted in $250,000 in funding for the museum.
  • Negotiated with private collectors to donate 10 historical paintings valued at over $1 million dollars.
  • Successfully organized and oversaw three major fundraising events that raised a total of $700,000 for the museum.
  • Managed a team of 4 curators and 8 interns while developing exhibits on Ancient Greece, Medieval Europe, and Renaissance Italy.

Education


Bachelor of Arts in History at University of AlabamaSep 2012 - May 2017

I have learned how to analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources, think critically, and write coherently and persuasively.

Skills


  • Art history
  • Research skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Curatorial experience
  • Writing and editing ability
  • Familiarity with museum databases
  • Budgeting

Shaunika Pelly

shaunika.pelly@gmail.com | (681) 493-5097 | Jackson, MS

Summary


I am a professional museum curator with over 5 years of experience. I have worked in various museums and galleries, and have gained extensive knowledge in art history and the preservation of artifacts. I am passionate about my work, and take great pride in ensuring that each exhibit is well-organized and aesthetically pleasing. I am also responsible for conducting research, writing labels and catalogs, overseeing restoration projects, organizing educational programs, and giving tours. In short, I wear many hats! But most importantly, I love what I do – it’s truly my passion.

Experience


Museum Curator at Mississippi Museum of Art, MSApr 2022 - Present

  • Successfully curated and installed 20 exhibitions over the span of 5 years.
  • Exhibited work by both local and international artists.
  • Increased museum attendance by 25% through innovative programming.
  • Secured funding from private donors, foundations, and government agencies totaling $1.5 million annually.
  • Managed a team of 15 full-time staff members and 30 part-time interns.
  • Collaborated with other museums, galleries, universities, and cultural organizations on joint exhibitions and projects.

Assistant Museum Curator at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, MSSep 2017 - Mar 2022

  • Led the development and implementation of a new Collections Management Policy that resulted in a more efficient workflow and improved data accuracy for the museum’s collection of over 10,000 objects.
  • Created an online database of the museum’s collections, which increased public accessibility to the collection by 400%.
  • Successfully applied for and secured grant funding from XYZ Foundation to support the conservation treatment of 100 works in thecollection.
  • Led a team of 5 interns in cataloging and rehousing 2000 archaeological artifacts from an excavation site.
  • Wrote labels for 200 artworks on view in temporary exhibition “ABC: Art through Time”.

Education


Bachelor of Arts in History at Mississippi State UniversitySep 2013 - May 2017

I've learned how to read and analyze historical sources, how to write historical essays, and how to do historical research.

Skills


  • Art history
  • Curatorial studies
  • Museum management
  • Exhibition design
  • Collection development and management
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing