Meet HA's Curator of Collections, Robin Matty!
Robin's here to give you some tips and tricks to manage your own special heirlooms (now that you've got plenty of time to sort through those photos!), plus a few behind-the-scenes peeks at HA's collection and her curator duties - among other things!
About our Curator: Robin holds a BA in Anthropology and Archaeology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Museum Studies from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. During her summers in high school and college, Robin volunteered at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History which ignited her passion for caring for museum collections. Prior to joining us at HA, she worked for the Baltimore Museum of Industry and the National Park Service.
Robin has been with Historic Annapolis since 2018 and has enjoyed caring for the large fine and decorative arts collection the museum holds. In fall 2019, Robin was the Decorative Arts Trust scholarship recipient to attend the Winterthur Institute, which she successfully completed. This spring, her essay on Curators was published in the book, A Day in the Life of an American Worker: 200 Trades and Professions through History, and she recently wrote an article in Early American Life Magazine about our own William Paca House. If you subscribe to that publication, check out the April issue!
Though Robin, like the rest of HA, is currently working from home, she looks forward to getting back into the office and working with docents, interns, and visitors again in the near future.