Suzanne Quigley

Incorporated in 2005, Suzanne’s company, Art & Artifact Services (AAS) provides consulting and full collection management services to artists, estates, foundations, and private and corporate collections. AAS also provides exhibition management services to museums and independent organizers of traveling exhibitions.

Prior to establishing AAS, Suzanne was the Head Registrar for Collections and Exhibitions at the Whitney Museum; before that she served in the same role at the Guggenheim Museum during the years when Guggenheim Bilbao and Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin were inaugurated.  Earlier, Suzanne was first the Senior Registrar for Collections and then Head Registrar at the Detroit Institute of Arts.  Post-museum career she has managed a variety of exhibitions such as the 4-venue tour of an H.C. Westermann exhibition, a Venice Architecture Biennale at the American Pavilion, and the assembly of a Nick Cave exhibition.

Suzanne is a founding board member of ARCS (Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists), a member of AAM (American Alliance of Museums), IMAP (Independent Media Arts Preservation), and an Associate of the American Institute of Conservators.

In service to the profession, she has organized panels and workshops at ARCS, AAM and other conferences on wide ranging topics such as: ‘difficult’ art works, exhibition budgeting, computerization, time-based media, copyright, shipping by sea, and collection inventories.  She has been an invited speaker at ALI-ABANYU Art Law Day, APAA, the Nordic Museum Conference in Denmark, and the University Complutense in Spain.  In addition to ARCS, Suzanne served on the board of directors of the Museum Loan Network and the Museum Computer Network.  As a natural extension of the latter, she was section editor on computerization for Museum Registration Methods, 4th Ed.