Services and Resources for Museums and Private Collectors
Valarie founded Museum and Collector Resource in 1996 after a productive 15-year career in collections, curating, and administration at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, several house museums including a Frank Lloyd Wright house, the U.S. Coast Guard Museum, and the Massachusetts Museum of Transportation.
Leah previously worked as Collections Manager for the Peabody Museum at Harvard University and as a textile restoration specialist. Since joining MCR in 2010, Leah has managed multiple inventory and cataloging projects for clients such as the Cahoon Museum of American Art, the Libby Museum, and and acted as MCR's Temporary Registrar for the MIT Museum.
Mary began her career working at LACMA, later becoming the director of contemporary art galleries in LA and New York. as well as working at the International Center of Photography, the Whitney Museum, and a private collector. Mary has worked for MCR clients such as the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Boston Medical Library and the Robbins Library. Splitting her time between New York and Boston, she works in collections management and appraisal services.
Megan holds a M.S. in Library Science, with an emphasis on Archival Management. With a love of the old, the odd, and the story behind everything, Megan has worked on long-term projects for the Perot Collection in Texas and the Martha's Vineyard Museum in Massachusetts.
Jennifer is pursuing her master's degree in art history and museum studies at Tufts University. With an interest in film history and decorative arts, she has worked on MCR projects for Union College, the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum, and the Wrentham, MA Historical Commission.