Stacey Swigart is Director, Atwater Kent Collection with Drexel University’s Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships, working since 2018 on collections management and curatorial tasks on the former collection of the Philadelphia History Museum. Stacey has independently consulted on many museum projects and has spent part of her career with Valley Forge Historical Society, Please Touch Museum, and Historic Germantown, and has had the privilege of curating objects from George Washington’s breeches to Barbie’s Dream House. Experience includes comprehensive exhibition development, museum management plans, collections policies (management, deaccessioning, preservation, and more) as well as the development of educational matrices and program design for young audiences and adults.
Stacey has participated on boards of other arts and humanities organizations, and is actively involved in several roles with the Curators Committee, a Professional Network of the American Alliance of Museums. Additionally, she was as a judge for the Excellence in Exhibition competition and coordinator of the program. In 2015/2016 she served on the American Alliance of Museums Direct Care Task Force, developing a White Paper on the Direct Care of Collections, Ethics, Guidance, and Recommendations for the use of funds related to deaccessioning.
She has a B.F.A. in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art & Design and an M.A. in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester and holds a Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate from Georgetown University – McCourt School of Public Policy.