Name: Kirsten Hower

Email: kirsten.hower@gmail.com

Education:

MLitt 2013 Christie's Education, London, UK
Dissertation: "Glorifying the Eternal City: The Reconstruction of Rome and the Convergence of Artistic Traditions in the Carolingian Era, 750-850"
(Advisor: Dr Richard Plant)

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate 2011 Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy

BA 2010 Washington College (Departmental Honors), Chestertown, MD
Areas of Specialization: Carolingian Art, Fifteenth-Century Art, and International Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Studies

Professional Experience:

2014 - Present
Gallery Teaching Intern, Part Time
Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, MD
Duties include touring and educating school programs.

2011 - Present
Social Networking Correspondent and List-Serv Manager, 2012-Present
Academic Program Assistant, 2012-2013
Academic Research Intern, Summer 2011
Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA)
Amelia, Italy (and Remote)
Duties included conference management, coordinating intern program, assisting with academic program, acting as assistant to Academic Director and CEO. Managed and updated social media outlets.

2012 - 2013
Intern
Sustainable Preservation Initiative (SPI)
New York, NY (Remote)
Duties included managing social media outlets, grant research, and fundraising efforts.

2008 - 2010
Level Two Technician
Washington College Office of Information Technology Computer Helpdesk
Chestertown, MD

2008
Gallery Sales Assistant
South Street Annex Gallery
Saint Michaels, MD

Publications:

Hower, Kirsten. Review of "The Art of the Steal (2013) and The Best Offer (2013)" and "Q&A with Ron Pollard: Photographer and Art Collector." Journal of Art Crime Vol 12 (Fall 2014): 87, 93-95.

Hower, Kirsten. Review of "Lost, Stolen or Shredded: Stories of Missing Works of Art and Literature" by Rick Gekoski. Journal of Art Crime Vol 11 (Spring 2014): 81.

Hower, Kirsten, et al. "Synopsis of ARCA's Third International Art Crime Conference, Amelia, Umbria, Italy held July 9 and 10, 2011." Journal of Art Crime Vol 6 (Fall 2011): 104-119.

Hower, Kirsten. "Augustus and Marcus Aurelius: Two Men, Two Statues, Two Different Types of Rulers of Rome." Washington College Review XVIII (Fall 2010): 35-37, 45-54.

Exhibitions:

"Love Letters: The Problem with International Relations"
May 1, 2012
Curatorial, cataloging, and artistic involvement.

"John Bauer at London House: A Curatorial Project"
February 27, 2012
Curatorial and cataloging involvement.

Conferences & Presentations:

ARCA Conference on Art Crime and Cultural Heritage
Amelia, Italy
- 2011-2013 Progressive organizational and administrative responsibility.
- 2010 Paper: "Vrai ou Faux? The Problem of Forgeries in Late Antique Art"
Young Scholars Panel

Professional Skills:

- Cataloging and art handling experience.
- Conference and exhibition design experience.
- Experience conducting and planning museum and church tours.
- Microsoft Office and Raiser's Edge proficient.
- Elementary language skills in French, Latin, and German.

Valid until January 4, 2016