Katherine has worked with permanent collections and on special exhibitions in museums in the United States and United Kingdom, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, and the Fitzwilliam Museum.

In these experiences, she has researched decorative arts objects, particularly glass and ceramics, as well as paintings, prints, and furniture. 

Permanent Collections Curatorial Experience

Collections Researcher & Cataloguer (Independent Contractor)

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Department of the Registrar
April – September 2021
  • Reconciled objects with extant records
  • Relocated and rehoused objects
  • Created new Argus database records and updated and expanded existing records

Samuel H. Kress Interpretive Curatorial Fellow

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
Department of European Paintings and Decorative Art
2016 – 2017
  • Performed in-depth research on Kress collection objects (paintings and sculptures)
  • Developed interpretive materials (wall text, interpretive spaces, audio tour stops)
  • Led docent training sessions
  • Served on committees 

Glass Collection Cataloguer

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
Departments of European and American Decorative Arts       
  • Updated and expanded catalogue entries for the museum’s glass collections, ranging from the ancient to modern world (European, American, Islamic, and Asian)
  • Assisted with the cataloguing of the museum’s ceramic collections

Graduate Research Intern      

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Department of European Sculpture & Decorative Arts
2012 – 2013
  • Assisted with a publication of the Metropolitan Museum’s ceramics collection [Timothy Wilson, Maiolica: Italian Renaissance Ceramics in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New Haven: Yale University Press for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016)]
  • Performed iconographic and heraldic research
  • Collected archival documents from the Metropolitan Museum Archives
  • Maintained digital archive of objects and comparative images for publication

Special Exhibitions Curatorial Experience

Research and Curatorial Assistant, Madonnas & Miracles: The Holy Home in Renaissance Italy

Fitzwilliam Museum collaboration with Domestic Devotions project, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  • Assisted with preparations for exhibition (on view 2017)
  • Proposed and advocated for loan objects
  • Collaborated with colleagues on exhibition themes and installation plans
  • Wrote essays and object entries for exhibition catalogue
For a sample of Katherine’s work on this exhibition, see this Curator’s Choice blog post. 

Special Exhibition Research Assistant, Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

Fitzwilliam Museum collaboration with the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  • Researched objects and contributed to the catalogue for the exhibition (on view 2015)
For a sample of Katherine’s work on this exhibition, see this Curator’s Choice blog post.