Have Gloves Will Travel brings Professional Museum Registrar & Consultant Services to Minnesota Museums, Historical & Cultural Societies and Private Collectors

EXPERTISE: History & Science research; Development of long-range plans for 1st time inventories; Inventories & Cataloging;  Guiding volunteer-led museums to understand and adopt museum standards and best practices in collections care; Identifying and solving numbering and registration problems; Collaborating with staff and outside experts to strategize and solve challenges; Providing guidance, workshops & training on the care of collections; Knowledge of digital solutions and software training; To assist and inspire!  I am a Minnesota Legacy Grants Project Consultant.

EXPERIENCE: ART MUSEUMS: Minnesota Museum ofAmerican Art  2010-201.  CULTURAL INSTITUTES & MUSEUMS: Polish Kashubian Cultural Institute and Museum of Winona 2012-2018. HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUMS: Glensheen Historic House Museum 2014. H
Minnesota Historical Society (History Center) 2002-2009. HISTORIC SITES: (Alexander Ramsey House, Historic Fort Snelling, James J Hill House, Mill City Museum, Mille Lacs Indian Museum & Trading Post, Minnehaha Depot, Minnesota State Capitol, Minnesota Governor’s Residence, Sibley Historic Site,  Split Rock Lighthouse 2002-2009.  HISTORICAL SOCIETIES: City of Afton Historical Society 2010-2018, City of Centerville City of Centerville 2017-2018   Meeker County Historical Society 2010, Pine County Historical Society 2014-2018, Roseville Historical Society 2018. 
MILITARY MUSEUMS: Litchfield GAR Civil War Hall & Museum 2011.
NATIVE COMMUNITIES: Peta Wakan Tipi: Dream of Wild Health 2002.
SCIENCE MUSEUMS: Science Museum of Minnesota 1998-2002.
TRAVEL REGISTRAR: Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibition, "Ben Franklin, In Search of a Better World" 2011-2012. 

SPECIALTIES: Cultural sensitivity to and understanding of day-to-day challenges facing small museums and historical societies managed by volunteer and part-time staff  •  Inventory & Cataloging • Museum collection database management (esp. PastPerfect 5.0 and web-based Collector Systems) • Conditions assessments •  Resourcefulness with a focus on details • Taking the initiative to study discrete collections • Respectful of cultural and intrinsic objects • Expert object packing and handling • Accession, deaccession and loan procedures • Policy, Procedure & Process Development •  accessionPadOh No! Ethobotany: The safe handling and storage of potentially hazardous materials.