Please join us in congratulating Bill Koberg, our inimitable chief of installations, on his 50th anniversary of being part of The Phillips Collection team! From Shelly Wischhusen, former Chief Preparator: “I was extremely lucky to have worked with Bill Koberg for 40 (1978-2018) of his now-50 years at The Phillips. He is one unique individual! […]
Phillips staff gathered last week for a heartfelt adieu to Chief Curator Eliza Rathbone, who has been organizing thoughtful exhibitions at the Phillips for nearly 30 years and recently announced her retirement. Hugs, handmade cards, and some misty eyes were present as the sun went down on her final day in the institution where she has made a lasting impact.
The single most important part of a museum that’s probably unknown to visitors is the art preparator (or handler). And art preparators are museum superheroes. Without them, permanent collections would hang in the same place year after year, loan exhibitions would lean propped on the floor, and storage areas would be jungles of spiderwebs and […]