Amy Barr, who recently earned a Master’s degree from George Washington University’s well-regarded museum studies program, joined the team part-time earlier this month. And not a moment too soon!
Barr also works part-time at the Art Institute of Chicago, which was Slover Linett’s first museum client a decade ago. In her role there as Assistant Coordinator of the Architecture & Design Society, she manages the membership program for supporters of the museum’s architecture and design programs, assists with event and program planning, and keeps the day-to-day operation of the society running efficiently.
Amy also has wide-ranging experience in data management and office administration, skills she will extend at Slover Linett as she supports her new colleagues in a myriad of ways and ensures that research projects move forward smoothly.
Amy has held internships at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington, in Seattle. She was also a curatorial intern at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.
In addition to her museum work, Amy has been an archivist for an architectural firm. She grew up in the Seattle area and earned her undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of Washington.
“Amy’s going to be a great help to all of us here, as well as to our clients,” says Peter Linett, one of the firm’s partners. “She has a knack for organization and logistics that has already made her indispensible. But more than that, she loves and understands cultural institutions, and she’s going to make a real contribution to the field in the course of her career.”
Amy, who incorporated audience research and evaluation into various projects during her graduate studies, is excited to have found a research firm dedicated to understanding how people engage with the arts and culture. “The innovative and diverse ways museums appeal to audiences compelled me to pursue museum studies,” she says. “It’s great to work in a research environment that is buzzing with creative ideas about enhancing the participant experience.”
Amy can be reached by phone at (773) 348-9212 and by email at email@example.com.