We’re so excited that Abigail Guay started working at the Henry last week as the new Collections Access and Outreach Manager. She’ll be kicking the doors to the Reed Collections Study Center wide open this fall – and it is fantastic to have another smart, creative voice on the H.A.G. team!
Here’s the intro from our Fall newsletter (after the jump). You’ll be hearing from Abigail here on Hankblog SOON!
Reed Collection Study Center reopens with new Collections Outreach and Access Manager, Abigail Guay
This fall, the Henry reopens the Reed Collection Study Center with a staff member dedicated to providing access to the Henry’s permanent collection and building partnerships with scholars, instructors, artists, and special interest groups who would benefit from using objects in the collection in their work.
The Henry is delighted to welcome Abigail Guay, Collections Access and Outreach Manager. In this new position, partially funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, Abigail will serve as the Henry’s point of contact for scholars, researchers, study groups, and members of the Henry community who want to use the Eleanor Henry Reed Gallery Collection Study Center. The Collections Access and Outreach Manager joins the Henry team to strengthen the Henry’s bond to the University of Washington community, and to forge new relationships with Northwest artists and designers who want to learn directly from objects in our permanent collection.
From 2002-2006, Abigail worked as a project manager at the Jenny Holzer Studio (NY) where she managed exhibitions and large-scale permanent installations across the US, Europe, and Asia. She worked as Exhibitions Director for Open Satellite from 2007 until this fall. While in that position she built a partnership with the Henry, co-presenting lectures by artists working in Open Satellite’s residency program and exhibition space. Abigail has also worked for Artist Trust, contributed visual art reviews to the Stranger, and serves as a member of the ARCADE editorial committee. As a graduate student in art history at Williams College she worked at the Williams College Museum and the Clark Art Institute, and during undergraduate school she worked for three years in Skidmore College’s archives and special collections department.
Abigail is excited to join the Henry team. She enthusiastically states, “I am very happy to have the opportunity to work with the Henry staff to create a new program for a diverse regional audience. The museum’s permanent collection is rich material for art education, general interest, and web-based programming and it is my hope that the entire collection will be as accessible and talked about as the work hanging in the museum galleries.”
The Reed Collection Study Center reopens this fall. Study groups are welcome to visit, by appointment. To learn more, visit http://www.henryart.org/reed-collections-study-center.