Louis M. Goldich and Associates - Consulting Registrar, April 2004 to present.
- Drawing on 30 years experience, we advise and provide assistance to museums, historical societies and to the private sector in all areas of collection management, including but not limited to collections care and storage, disaster mitigation, cataloging, exhibition development, domestic and international logistics, courier services and staff training.
Chief Registrar (title change), San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park, San Diego, California; October 1998 to April 2004. Registrar, (Department Head), September 1978 to October 1998.
- Provided oversight for the care and preservation of the Museum's collection of 12,000 objects and temporary loans including the identification of potential risks and the development of innovative strategies to mitigate loss.
- Negotiated and administered the Museum's fine arts insurance policy.
- Drafted collection management policies and managed procedures for both accessioning and de-accessioning objects.
- Supervised all logistics related to incoming and outgoing artifact shipments from the design of packing containers to the routing and selection of conveyances.
- Oversaw the handling, examination and best practices for the installation of over 200 exhibitions involving thousands of diverse objects.
- Prepared and toured in-house organized exhibitions that traveled to venues throughout North America and internationally.
- Trained and supervised all levels of collection management staff including volunteers, student interns, entry-level personnel and seasoned professionals.
- Developed and administered the yearly departmental budget.
- Assisted in the preparation of grant and federal indemnity applications and coordinated all departmental activities for those that were successful.
Acting Registrar, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; July 1978 to September 1978.
Assistant in the Registrar's Department, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; 1975 to June 1978.
Master of Arts in History in Art, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; 1977. Graduate Scholarships: 1976 and 1977.
Concurrent Studies in Art History, University of California, Davis; 1974-1975.
Bachelor of Arts in English, California State University, Sacramento; 1973. Dean's Honor List; 1969 - 1971 and 1973.
Coordinated logistics and accompanied exhibitions and individual loans via land, air and sea throughout the United States and to the following international destinations:
Canada: Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver
China: Hong Kong, Wuhan
France: Lodeve, Nice, Paris
Great Britain: Greenwich, London
Italy: Florence, Milan, Rome, Rovereto, Verona
Mexico: Mexico City
Spain: Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Valencia
LECTURES PRESENTED ON THE CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF COLLECTIONS
"Preparing for the Worst - Coping With the Unexpected," American Association for State and Local History, 2006 Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, September 13 - 16, 2006. Date of presentation: September 14, 2006.
"How to Protect Your Collections, Before the Earthqake: Identifying Risks and Protecting Your Collections from Natural and Man-Made Disasters," Saturday, June 17, 2006, Veterans Museum and Memorial Center, Balboa Park, San Diego, California, June 17, 2006, a full day workshop sponsored by the Congress of History San Diego and Imperial Counties.
"Preparing for The Worst - Coping with the Unexpected," Museum Association of Arizona, 24th Annual Conference; May 17 - 20, 2006, Flagstaff, AZ, May 18, 2006.
"Keep Your Valuables Safe! How to Protect & Preserve Your Antiques and Artworks," American Society of Appraisers, San Diego Branch, April 2006 meeting guest speaker, San Diego, California, April 18, 2006.
"Identifying Risks and Protecting Your Collection from Natural Disasters," primary presenter and organizer of a workshop sponsored by the California Association of Museums and held at the San Diego Natural History Museum, California, August 18, 2005.
"Storage on a Shoestring and Disaster Mitigation," presentation at the annual training course for designated California State Park collection managers, held at Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California, March 2, 2000.
"Protection for Museum Collections from the Effects of Earthquakes," as part of a seminar on "The New Madrid Fault: Earthquake Preparedness for Museums" sponsored by the St. Louis Area Museum Collaborative and hosted by the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri; October 18, 1990.
"The Protection of Collections from Earthquakes and Their Effects," at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Society of California Archivists, held in San Diego, California; April 28, 1990.
"Safeguarding Museum Collections," keynote speaker at a Los Angeles County Museum of Art Operations Division Training Meeting for the Technical Services Section and the Registrar's Office, June 28, 1989.
"Safeguarding Collections in Storage," as part of a session on "Expanding Collections Care," at the 1988 Western Museums Conference Annual Meeting, held in San Diego, California; November 3, 1988.
"Earthquake Preparation for Collections," at the 4th Annual Workshop of the Inland California Museum Consortium, held at the San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, California; June 18, 1988.
"Safeguarding Your Collection from Disasters: Storage and Exhibit Techniques," at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, held in New York City; September 5, 1987.
"The Protection of Museum Collections from Disasters and Their Effects," P.M. Art Series at the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California; September 29, 1987.
"Methods and Techniques for Protecting Objects in Storage," at a workshop organized by the National Association for Museum Exhibition and the Registrars Committee - Western Region, sponsored in part by The J. Paul Getty Museum, and hosted by the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, California; April 27, 1987.
"Practical Techniques for Safeguarding Collections in Storage," as part of the program, "Protecting Collections from Earthquake Damage," organized by the Northern California Branch of the Registrars Committee - Western Region and hosted by The Stanford University Museum of Art; January 20, 1987.
"Methods of Protecting Artifacts in Storage from Earthquake Damage, " as part of a session on "Designs for Protection and Recovery from Fire, Earthquake, and Pollution," at the 1986 Western Museums Conference Annual Meeting, held in Los Angeles, California; September 26, 1986.
"Safeguarding Your Collection from the Primary and Secondary Effects of Earthquakes," at a workshop organized by the Southern California Branch of the Registrars Committee - Western Region and hosted by the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California; January 24, 1986.
Safeguarding Your Collection in Storage," at the International Meeting on Disaster Planning for Cultural Property," organized and hosted by The J. Paul Getty Conservation Institute at The J.Paul Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, Santa Monica, California, October 18, 1984.
"Measures To Be Taken Before and During a Disaster and Post-damage Responses for Three-Dimensional Collections," at a seminar on "Emergency Planning for Museums, Galleries and Archives," organized and hosted by the British Columbia Provincial Museum, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, October 18, 1984.
"The Preventative Measures Taken at the San Diego Museum of Art to Protect Collection Objects from Damage by Earthquakes," at a symposium organized by The J. Paul Getty Museum in cooperation with the California Association of Museums, held at the J. Paul Getty Center for the History of Art and Humanities, Santa Monica, California; January 16, 1984.
ACADEMIC COURSE LECTURES
"Museum Studies," Southwestern Commuity College, Chula Vista, California, 2003.
Curatorial Practices," Art 140, University of San Diego, California, 2000 - 2003.
"Museum Literacy," EDAS/E503, California State University, San Marcus, 2000 - 2001.
"Museum Studies," San Diego Mesa College, California, 2000.
"Exploring the San Diego Museum of Art." Extension Course No. X407.3, University of California, San Diego: 1987, 1989, 1993, and 1995.
"Exhibition Design" Art 144, University of San Diego, California, 1987.
CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
"VI European Registrars Conference," sponsored by the Swiss Registrars Committee, Basel, Switzerland; November 10-11, 2008.
"NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) Training," organized by the National Park Service, presented in San Diego, California; October 10, 2008.
"Twenty-Third Annual California Indian Conference," organized by the University of California, Riverside in conjunction with the California Center for Native Nations, UCR and California State University, San Bernardino. Conference pressented at UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center; October 3-4, 2008.
"National Conference of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums: Guardians of Language, Memory and Lifeways," Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Octover 22-25, 2007.
"California Alliance for Response Forum on Cultural Heritage and Disaster Management," organized by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services, San Diego, California; May 22, 2007.
"California Alliance for Response Forum on Cultural Heritage and Disaster Management," organized by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services, San Diego, California; September 21, 2006.
"International Registrars Symposium," sponsored by the Registrars Committee of the American Association of Museums (RC-AAM), New Orleans, Louisiana; May 4-5, 2004.
"Soft Packing for Storage and Transit," workshop co-sponsored by the Packing and Crating Information Network (PACIN) and The Registrars Committee - Western Region (RC-WR), in conjunction with the 2003 Western Museums Association Annual Meeting, Reno, Nevada, October 19, 2003.
"Disaster Preparedness," course presented by the San Diego Safety Council, San Diego, California, December 8, 2000.
"Collections Management: Getting Your Policies and Practices in Order," workshop sponsored by the California Association of Museums, San Diego, California; January 24, 2000.
"Disaster Preparedness," presented at the San Diego Natural History Museum Library, San Diego, California; October 28, 1999.
"And the Creeks Don't Rise," Disasters, Health, and Safety Issues, and Museum Collections Workshop, in conjunction with the Second Partnership Opportunities and Federally-Associated Collections Conference, San Diego, California, November 17, 1998.
"Art Handling/Rigging 101: A Refresher on the Basics," PACIN-PIC Workshop, in conjunction with the 1998 AAM Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California; May 9, 1998.
"Administrative Skills for Successful Leaders" and "Interpersonal Skills for Successful Leaders," seminars sponsored by San Diego State University, College of Extended Studies, San Diego, California; March 28, 1998.
"International Conference on the Packing & Transportation of Paintings," hosted by the National Gallery of Art, London, England, September 9-11, 1991.
"Earthquake Symposium: Surviving the Quake of '89," workshop sponsored by the Northern California branch of the RC-WR, hosted by the University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley; December 11, 1989.
"Conservation Awareness - Working with Materials in Your Collection," workshop sponsored by the RC-WR, Phoenix, Arizona; October 24, 1989.
"San Diego Regional Earthquake Conference," sponsored by the San Diego County Unified Emergency Services Organization and the San Diego Earthquake Preparedness Committee, San Diego, California, April 29, 1988 and March 19, 1989.
"Disaster Recovery Planning," workshop sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, San Diego, California; May 10, 1988.
"Emergency Planning for Museums, Galleries and Archives," seminar organized by the British Columbia Provincial Museum, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; October 16-19, 1984.
"Collections Management" seminar sponsored by the Center for Museum Studies of John F. Kennedy University and the Western Museums Conference; October 13-15, 1985.
"Building an Effective Museum Personnel Management Program" seminar sponsored by the Center for Museum Studies of John F. Kennedy University in collaboration with the Western Museums Conference; October 7-9, 1984.
"Seminar on The Protection of Historic Architecture and Museum Collections from Earthquake and Other Natural Disasters," organized and hosted by the National Academy of Science, Washington, D.C.; March 29-30, 1982.
"Museum Registration Methods Workshop" conducted by the Office of Museum Programs at the Smithsonian Institution; January 14-18, 1980.
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