Decorative Arts & Design History

Smithsonian Associates in partnership with
The George Washington University

Professional Employment of Alumni
and Students

The following is a sample of employment obtained by DADH program alumni:



Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA

  • Assistant Curator

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

  • Curator of Glass

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

  • Curator of American Glass
  • Curatorial Assistant

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY

  • Curatorial Assistant, The Costume Institute
  • Research Assistant, American Decorative Arts

Museum of Arts & Design, NY, NY

  • Assistant Curator

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

  • Curatorial Assistant, Decorative Arts

Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, NY, NY

  • Director/Curator

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

  • Curatorial Assistant, American Decorative Arts

The Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT     

  • Curator of Design Arts

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

  • American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery: Public Programs Coordinator
  • National Museum of American History
  • Collections Inventory Technician & Museum Specialist

 Department of State Diplomatic Reception Rooms, Washington, DC

  • Director; 2 Museum Specialists

U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

  • Staff Curator

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur, DE

  • Research Assistant



 Cosmos Club, Washington, DC

  • Curator

Dumbarton House, Washington, DC

  • Curator and Deputy Director

Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens

  • Education Specialist
  • Research Assistant

Montgomery County Historical Society

  • Collections Manager

Montpelier, Orange, VA

  • Assistant Curator

Old Governor’s Mansion, Milledgeville, GA

  • Curator

Preservation Society of Newport County, Newport, RI

  • Associate Curator for Exhibitions

White House Historical Association, Washington, DC

  • Curator
  • Production Manager for Books and Special Projects

Wilton House Museum, Richmond, VA

  • Director



Christie’s, New York, NY

  • Business Intelligence Analyst for World Art

Doyle New York, New York, NY

  • Washington, DC Regional Administrator & Decorative Arts Specialist
  • Washington, DC VP, Business Manager

Quinn’s Auction Gallery

  • Director, Waverly Rare Books



University of Georgia, Athens, GA

  • Adjunct Faculty – Decorative Arts

University of North Texas, Denton, TX

  • Professor (Metalsmith, Craft History)