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; 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; Provide guidance on the care of collections; Knowledge of digital solutions and software training;  To assist and inspire!

REGISTRAR / CONSULTANT FOR: Art Museums (Minnesota Museum of American Art 2010-2011); Cultural History Museums (Polish Kashubian Cultural Institute and Museum of Winona 2012-2017); Historic House Museums (Glensheen Historic House Museum 2014); History Museums (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 Society Museums (AftonHistorical Society 2010-2017, Meeker County Historical Society 2010, Pine County Historical Society 2014-2017); 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); Traveling 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 •  accessionPad• Oh No! Ethobotany: The safe handling and storage of potentially hazardous materials.