Friends of the Tiffany Reading Room


Other consultancies are described elsewhere in this website.

Senate Curatorial Advisory Board, Washington, DC (2009-current)
As a member, consults on the presentation and conservation of historic interiors and fine and decorative art in the Senate Wing of the Capitol in a volunteer capacity.

Hasbrouck Family Foundation for the Huguenot Historical Society, New Paltz, NY (2015-16)

Research and writing of Abraham Hasbrouck House Furnishing Plan, Vol. II and companion documents.

Greenwich (CT) Historical Society (2016)

Consultant on humanities themes and collections scope and management Issues. 

Greenwich (CT) Historical Society (2012-13)
Curatorial, Programming, and Docent Training Consultant for "A Good Light: The Artist's Studio in Cos Cob and Beyond" gallery exhibition and expanded artist's studio installation in Bush-Holley House.

Friends of the Tiffany Reading Room, Irvington Town Hall and Library, Irvington, NY (2012)

Advised on c. 1900 Arts and Crafts style furniture original to this Tiffany Studios-designed interior.

Keeler Tavern, Ridgefield, CT (2011)
Consulted with Board of Trustees in regard to facilities planning and institutional mission and growth.

Kate has served on project teams advising on historic property presentation and interpretation for:

Montclair (NJ) Historical Society
Greenwich (CT) Historical Society
Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT
NPS Northeast Region's Guidelines for the Treatment of Historic Furnished Interiors 

She has also served on the Boards of the American Friends of the Attingham Summer School and The Woodstock Guild and also on the Exhibition Committee of the Greenwich Historical Society.

Kate has served as a Peer Grants Reviewer for the National Endowment of the Humanities.  

She has conducted Museum Assessment Program surveys sponsored by the American Alliance of Museums at:

Litchfield (CT) Historical Society
Museum of Early American Trades and
        Industries (NJ)
Oneida (NY) Community


Greenwich Historical Society  

Today as never before, museums and other non-profits are facing increasing pressure to work efficiently and to keep focused on the bottom line. Kate can help in this endeavor by offering needed skills and an extra set of hands for a finite period of time, thus allowing organizations to work smartly through busy periods without having to hire additional staff. Kate’s breadth and depth of experience offers time and financial benefits.    

 Kate supports the work of museums, libraries, arts organizations, and affinity groups in various ways. She has developed and managed projects. She has guided staff members who are designing and implementing new exhibitions and programs. She has added a desired perspective and skill set to project teams. Some organizations have brought in Kate to help their staff and board members think strategically about challenging issues and exciting opportunities. Others have called upon her to review, edit and help strengthen grant applications, plans, reports, exhibition texts, tour scripts, and publications.

Some institutions and groups hire Kate for a short period to address a specific issue. For others, she has worked on more involved projects. Still others use her as on-going advisor and “sounding board” on curatorial, programming, collections, administration, funding, and related matters.

Kate is happy to structure a consultancy that fits the requirements of the client. Talk to her about your needs.     

Kate Johnson,