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The Museum Committee provides a bridge between scholars and arts professionals in the academic and museum fields. It offers a forum for the discussion of issues of mutual interest and promotes museum advocacy issues within CAA. The committee lends support and mentorship for both seasoned and emerging professionals to protect and interpret the arts within museums.


The Museum Committee’s current projects include conducting a survey of museum-affiliated CAA members to assess how the committee can better serve their interests, and working on a broader CAA initiative encouraging museums to share images of works in their collections to scholars free of charge. The committee also serves an advocacy role in museum-deaccession issues and connects with two CAA affiliated societies, the Association of Art Museum Curators and the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, when appropriate.


Leda Cempellin, South Dakota State University, Chair (2021)
Colette Apelian, independent scholar, University of California, Los Angeles (2023)
Cali Buckley, Grants and Special Programs Manager, CAA
Rebecca DeRoo, Rochester Institute of Technology (2021)
Jennifer Foley, Albright-Knox Art Gallery (2021)
Xenia Gazi, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL (2023)
Amanda Gilvin, Wellesley College (2022)
Sarah Magnatta, Denver Art Museum, University of Denver (2022)
Conor Moynihan, RISD Museum, Providence, RI (2023)
Elizabeth S. Peña, Graduate Theological Union (2022)
Lauren Rosati, Metropolitan Museum of Art (2022)
Eric J. Segal, Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida (2021)
Emily Stamey, Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNC Greensboro (2021)
Joelle Te Paske, Media and Content Manager, CAA  staff
Rebecca Tucker, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (2022)
Julia A. Sienkewicz, Roanoke College, VP for Committees, ex officio (2021)