Chemical Heritage Foundation Names Amanda Shields Curator of Fine Arts 

Amanda Shields

February 1, 2013 - Philadelphia

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) has named Amanda Shields curator of fine arts. In this role she will be responsible for the preservation and display of CHF’s extensive collections, including the largest collection of alchemical art in the world. She will also lead efforts to share CHF’s collections with other museums and institutions and represent CHF at national and international conferences.

“After five years of managing CHF’s image archives and working on curatorial teams, Amanda is ready to oversee our fine-arts program,” said Jennifer Landry, director of the CHF Museum.  “Amanda’s energy, organization, and fine-arts background will help her to bring CHF’s fine-arts collection to a wider public, both in the museum and around the world.”

About Amanda Shields

Amanda Shields began her career at CHF five years ago as the image archivist. At that time her primary focus was the image collection and the museum project. She came onboard the museum-planning project midstream but quickly became acclimated and was a critical member of the curatorial team. After the museum project Amanda developed and built the Gordon Moore processing and digitization project from its infancy, showing her strengths as a project manager—completing the project ahead of schedule! All the while she maintained an efficient and helpful image reference service both internally and externally, even as the volume of requests increased dramatically.

Shields earned a B.A. degree in arts and science in art conservation and art history from the University of Delaware. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in museum studies from Johns Hopkins University.

About the Chemical Heritage Foundation

The Chemical Heritage Foundation is a collections-based nonprofit organization that preserves the history and heritage of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related sciences and technologies. The collections are used to create a body of original scholarship that illuminates chemistry’s role in shaping society. In bridging science with the humanities, arts, and social sciences, CHF is committed to building a vibrant, international community of scholars; creating a rich source of traditional and emerging media; expanding the reach of our museum; and engaging the broader society through inventive public events.

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