Exhibition Developer and Consulting Historian
166 Dunrovin Lane
Rochester, NY 14618
Phone: 
585-473-4025
Best Time to Reach: 
9-5 Monday - Friday messages anytime
Best Way to Reach: 
e-mail / telephone
Experience: 
20+
Education: 
Ph.D.
Statement of Work: 
Christopher Clarke, Ph.D., is an independent exhibition developer and consulting historian with more than twenty years of experience in the museum field. He received his B.A. from Amherst College, holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from the University of Rochester, and has taught American history at the SUNY College at Buffalo and at Vassar College. For five years served as Director of the Ontario County Historical Society in Canandaigua, NY. From 1990 to 1997, he held the position of senior historian at Strong Museum in Rochester, NY. Working full time as an independent consultant since 1998, he has created interactive exhibitions, interpretive plans, and strategic plans for dozens of museums and historic sites across the Northeastern United States. His work has ranged over many topics in American history and culture, including environmental history, African-American history, class and material culture, nature in the context of an industrial society, world’s fairs, the cultural history of transportation, women’s history, 20th-century illustration art, art of the American West, the French and Indian War, innovation as a process that links science, technology, and the arts, and the early history of aviation.
Client List: 
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY Berkshire Museum Museum, Pittsfield, NY Rochester Museum and Science Center, Rochester, NY Lefferts Historic House, Brooklyn, NY Upstate History Alliance, Cooperstown, NY
Administration: 
Grant Writing | Policy Writing & Development | Strategic & Long Range Planning
Collections Management: 
Research
Exhibitions: 
Research | Exhibition Development
Education Programming: 
Historians & Lecturers | Planning
Publications: 
Research | Writing