Registrar and Collections Manager

Resume posted by kcunningham in Museum and Gallery.

Desired position type: Full-Time/ Part-Time/ Contract
Location: San Francisco California, United States


For the last three years, I have worked as a Registrar at The Walt Disney Family Museum, and my time has led me to spearhead projects such as creating an IPM, inventory tasks, and object rehousing. I have also kept myself informed on current AAM Best Practices, NAGPRA, and intellectual property issues. I have also maintained the collection database to keep all information up to date with the intention of making particular records available to the public.


Master of Arts, Museum Studies
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Graduated 12/2018

• Capstone: Expanding the Definition of Provenance: Adapting to Changes Since the Publication of the first AAM Guide to Provenance Research

• Related Coursework: Museum History and Theory, Museum Law and Ethics, Collection Management, Cultural and Financial Management, Cultural Heritage, Social Justice in Museums

Bachelor of Arts, Art History

California State University, Sacramento, CA

Graduated 5/2017

  • Dean’s Honor List Fall 2016
  • Senior Thesis: Reinterpreting Beata Beatrix: Moving Away from the Biographical Interpretation
  • Related Coursework: Modern Art Theory, Collection Management, Modern Architecture, Contemporary Art, Non-Western Art (Asian, Latin American and Native American)


The Walt Disney Family Museum, Registration 3/2020-3/2023

  • Maintain and update art registration database for permanent collections, incoming loans
  • Create and implement registration manuals, emergency preparedness, and pest management policy
  • Work with lenders, vendors and other institutions for traveling and special exhibitions
  • Write academically researched articles for Instagram, institutional blogs, and member magazines
  • Created and assisted with new policies regarding Pest Management, Disaster Planning, Cleaning ProtocolsThe Walt Disney Family Museum, Guest Experience 12/18-3/2020
  • Present Spotlight Talks (5-10 minute in gallery talks) as assigned throughout shift (examples include: ‘The Origins of Mickey Mouse,’ ‘The Creation of Disneyland,’ ‘Animator Milt Khal’)
  • Provide educational experiences within the Museum galleries to create an environment that encourages and supports the Museum mission
  • Provide information to the public regarding museum content, programs, ticketing, membership, directions, facilities, and other pertinent guest information