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 for Museum Textile Services. Since joining MCR in 2010, Leah has managed multiple inventory and cataloging projects and acted as MCR's Temporary Registrar for the MIT Museum.
Collins joined MCR in 2016 after completing an M.A. in history and museum studies at Tufts University. She has worked on many collection moves for clients such as the Perot Collection in Texas and the Martha's Vineyard Museum. She recently acted as MCR's project manager for a successful multi-month packing and moving project for the Bostonian Society's collection at the Old State House in downtown Boston.
Mary began her career working at LACMA, later becoming the director of contemporary art galleries in LA and New York. While living in NYC, she also worked for the International Center of Photography, the Whitney Museum, and a private collector. In Boston Mary enjoyed over ten years working for MCR for vastly varied clients such as the Edward M. Kennedy Institute and the Ross Perot Collection. Mary returned to New York several years ago to continue her collections management and appraisal consulting career and serves as MCR’s representative in the New York area.
Megan joins MCR upon completion of her M.S. in Library Science – Archival Management. She completed an internship with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in 2021, successfully finalizing multiple institutional archive collections. With a love of the old, the odd, and the story behind everything, Megan begins her career with MCR with the Perot Collection in Texas.