Kathleen Eagen Johnson
3549 State Route 203
Valatie, NY 12184
(518) 396-5557
(708) 810-4239
Best Time to Reach: 
8 am to 8 pm
Best Way to Reach: 
telephone or email
Statement of Work: 
Kate (Kathleen) Johnson offers a range of services for museums, libraries, colleges, and other organizations interested in history and art history. She can curate exhibitions in historic structures, on historic landscapes, in gallery spaces, and online. She can produce related texts such as brochures, catalogs, cellphone tours, and other guides. She can also develop and implement museum tours and programs and conduct guide training. Kate's business draws on the experience she gained working at Historic Hudson Valley, initially as Registrar and later as Curator and Director of Collections, and through consulting, advising, writing, and lecturing at and for other cultural institutions. A skilled project manager, she has shepherded a variety of museum projects from concept through implementation. Past projects include the reinterpretation and reinstallation of historic sites in total and in part, the production of a series of gallery exhibitions with accompanying catalogs, teaching museum courses and conducting workshops for museum guides and technicians, planning and creating storage facilities for collections, orchestrating large-scale moves of collections and libraries, and the cataloging of sizable collections of art and artifacts. She can also put together an experienced project team whose skills are suited to a particular project. Not all of her projects are large in scale. She can also present a single lecture or participate in a short consultancy. Kate is happy to travel for lectures and projects. Please contact her to discuss the needs of your group or institution or to request references.
Client List: 
Greenwich Historical Society, Greenwich, CT Historic Hudson Valley, Pocantico Hills, NY Keeler Tavern, Ridgefield, CT Montclair Historical Society, Montclair, NJ Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT Piatt Castles, West Liberty, OH
Event Planning | Organizational Assessment & Development | Policy Writing & Development | Volunteer Development
Program Planning || Researching and writing integrated installation (furnishing) plans and interpretive plans
Collections Management: 
Cataloging | Inventory | Research | Space Utilization | Storage: Planning || Staff training for curatorial technicians/housekeepers
Design | Research | Installation | Exhibition Development || Writing label copy and accompanying publications
Education Programming: 
Community Relations | Cultural Tourism | Historians & Lecturers | Planning | Reproductions || Researching and writing interpretive plans; staff training for guides
Editing | Research | Writing
|| Creating content for online exhibitions, web programs, and cellphone/app tours