Assistant Director, Center for the History of Collecting
Samantha Deutch is currently an Assistant Director of the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Art Reference Library, The Frick Collection. Her main activity at the Center is to develop new research tools to assist scholars interested in chronicling the history of collecting. She is the editor and author of the Center’s award winning Archives Directory for the History of Collecting (http://research.frick.org/directoryweb/home.php ). She’s served as Secretary on the Board for ARLIS/NY, is currently co-coordinator of ARLISNA’s Artist Files SIG and is a member of NYC DAH’s Steering Committee.
Having a Master of Arts in Art History from Binghamton University, and a second Master in Library Science and Information Systems from Rutgers University, Samantha is interested in creating/exploring new technologies for conventional/emerging art historical scholarship.
I’m interested in mapping Art Historical data spatially through time and geography as well as learning to harness new technologies for the exploration of art and history. I’m also interested in exploring user driven information visualizations as both an access point to the information held in the Center’s Archive’s Directory and as a learning tool.