Kate (Kathleen Eagen) Johnson offers a range of services for museums, libraries, colleges, and other organizations interested in art history and history. She curates exhibitions in gallery spaces, in historic structures, on historic landscapes, and online. This freelance writer also researches, writes, and manages the production of guidebooks, catalogs, web programs, brochures, apps, and audio tours. She develops and implements museum tours and programs and conducts guide training. Kate lectures on a wide variety of art historical and historical topics. She also advises on, and directs, collections management initiatives. Kate can assemble and manage a project team or simply serve as an advisor.
See recent activities listed below.
A skilled project manager, Kate has shepherded a variety of museum projects from concept through implementation. These include the creation and implementation of interpretation and furnishing plans for historic sites, the mounting of gallery exhibitions with accompanying catalogs, the production of web programs and online exhibitions, teaching museum courses and conducting training for guides and art handlers, planning and creating storage facilities for collections, orchestrating large-scale moves of collections and libraries, and the cataloging of sizable collections of art and artifacts.
Not all of her projects are large in scale. She can also present a single lecture or participate in a short consultancy.
Kate is happy to travel for projects and lectures. Please contact her to discuss your needs.
Kate's Recent Activities and Projects:
Advisor on Arts and Crafts style Tiffany Reading Room, Irvington Town Hall, Irvington, NY
Curatorial, Programming, and Docent Training Consultant for “A Good Light: The Artist’s Studio in Cos Cob and Beyond” gallery exhibition and expanded artist's studio installation in the Bush-Holley House, Greenwich Historical Society
Creating a series of permanent historical interpretive panels for the Kinderhook Reformed Church, Kinderhook, NY
"Montgomery Place: An American Arcadia" web programs at http://american-arcadia.hudsonvalley.org/
Lecturer for the Attingham International Study Tour "New York and the Hudson River Valley"
"The Price of Chocolate" published in the magazine Antiques, January-February 2012 issue
Curator of loan exhibition for the 2012 Winter Antiques Show, East Side Settlement House, Park Avenue Armory
Kate reappointed to U.S. Senate Curatorial Advisory Board.