RISD Museum Staff


Appraising Artwork
Conserving Artwork
Donating Artwork
Exhibition Proposals
Faculty Requests
Press and Marketing Inquiries
Museum Membership
401 454 6321
Museum Rentals
401 454 6236
Questions about Artists in the Collection
Questions from Artists
Student Inquiries

General Questions

Curatorial, Conservation, and Registration

Christopher Alviar
Post Production Photography Assistant

Emily Banas
Associate Curator, Decorative Arts and Design

Denise Bastien
Registrar, Documentation and Digital Resources

Sháńdíín Brown (she/her)
Assistant Curator, Native American Art
401 454 6522

Wai Yee Chiong (she/her)
Curator, Asian Art

Alex Dunwoodie
Collection Information & Digital Resources Assistant

Tara Emsley (she/her)
Registrar, Exhibitions and Loans
401 454 6527

Christin Fitzgerald
Paper Preservation Specialist

Erik Gould

Sionan Guenther (she/her)
Associate Registrar, Digital Resources

Kate Irvin (she/her)
Curator and Department Head, Costume and Textiles

Marny Kindness (she/her)
Exhibition Manager and Curatorial Administrator

Joe Leduc (he/him)
Head Registrar
401 454 6523

Sarah Mirseyedi
Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow 

Dominic Molon
Interim Chief Curator & Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art

Conor Moynihan (he/they)
Associate Curator, Prints, Drawings & Photographs

Erika Namaka
Assistant Registrar, Permanent Collection

Ingrid A. Neuman
Senior Conservator
401 454 6701

Maureen C. O’Brien
Curator, Painting and Sculpture

Jac Parker
Associate Registrar, Collections Management

Nicole Priedemann (she/her)
Assistant Registrar, Exhibitions and Loans

Brianna Turner
Conservation Assistant, Objects

Jessica Urick (she/her)
Associate Conservator, Costume and Textiles

Gabrielle Walker
Nancy Elizabeth Prophet Curatorial Assistant

Elizabeth Williams (she/her)
David and Peggy Rockefeller Curator of Decorative Arts and Design
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Director's Office

Tsugumi Maki (she/her)
Museum Director

Tricia Hoffman (she/her)
Senior Assistant
401 454 6686

Exhibitions, Education, and Programs

Christina Alderman (she/her)
Director, Family and Teen Programs

Lily Benedict (she/her)
Museum Educator, School Programs
401 454 6546

Brendan Campbell
Graphic Designer

Carlos De La Rosa
Content Producer, Digital Initiatives

Deborah Clemons
Director, Public Programs

Sarah Ganz Blythe
Deputy Director of Exhibitions, Education, and Programs

Ariel Hirschhorn
Design Technologist, Digital Initiatives

Mariani Lefas-Tetenes (she/her)
Director, School and Teacher Programs
401 454 6552

Laura Ostrander
Supervisor, Department of Preparation and Installation
401 277 4974

Thom Morin
Museum Preparator and Collection Care Specialist

Haydee Naula (she/her)
Academic & K-12 Programs Coordinator

Michael Owen (he/him)
Museum Preparator and Collection Care Specialist

Amy Pickworth (she/her)
Assistant Director of Museum Publications and Senior Editor

Alexandra Poterack (she/her)
Director, Academic Programs

Jeremy Radtke
Director, Digital Initiatives

Kris Samuelson
Museum Preparator and Collection Care Specialist

Derek Schusterbauer (he/him)
Assistant Director of Graphic Design
401 454 6513

Kajette Solomon (she/her)
Social Equity and Inclusion Specialist
401 454 6531

Stephen Wing (he/him)
Manager, Preparation & Installation
401 454 6509

Finance, Operations, Visitor Services

Jennifer Bose (she/her)
Deputy Director, Museum Finance and Operations

James Burke
Facilities Operations Manager

Robbi Couris (she/her)
Events Planner
401 454 6236

Jack Cummings (he/him)
Visitor Services Weekend Supervisor
401 454 6315

Amanda Eckhardt (she/her)
Visitor Services Manager
401 427 3133

JM Greenberg (they/them)
Finance Manager

A. Howard (they/she)
Database Manager

Lucia Huntley
Desk Attendant
401 454 6500

Marcee Johnson
Desk Attendant
401 454 6500

Elliot Morgan
Desk Attendant
401 454 6500

Ashley Pelletier
Manager, Safety and Security
401 454 6688

Joseph Rynasko
Assistant Manager, Museum Safety & Security

Rachel Storey (she/her)
Business Operations Coordinator 

Tim Taliaferro 
Group Visit Coordinator
401 454 6704

Marketing and Communications

Julie Temple (she/her)
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
401 709 8524

Kara Nandin (she/her)
Marketing and Public Relations Associate

Museum Advancement

Maggie Burgess 
RISD Fund Officer

Lauren Faria
Assistant Director, Institutional Giving and Evaluation
401 454 6793

Ariane Porter
Senior Membership Engagement Specialist
401 454 6321

Amee Spondike (she/her)
Senior Executive Director, Museum Development