Senior historian Janet Holsinger manages and conducts a variety of museum exhibit and historical research projects. She develops museum content, drafts and edits exhibit text, and conducts photographic and moving image research, with particular experience in public domain collections. Her project experience includes exhibit and mobile app projects for the National World War II Museum, the American Battle Monuments Commission, sports museums, and National Park Service sites.
Additionally, Janet has produced resources for Social Studies education, including content for digital textbooks. She is also skilled in conducting research for a diverse range of historical research projects, including World War II-era claims arising from looted art and Holocaust assets, and research relating to the Atlantic slave trade and slavery in the United States on behalf of financial institutions.
Specific client work includes:
Exhibit text writing and editing for several of the National World War II Museum’s permanent gallery exhibits; the White House Visitor Center; the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum; the American Battle Monuments Commission’s Normandy and Sicily-Rome Visitor Centers; National Museums Northern Ireland; Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve; and the Tennessee State Museum.
Image research, securing usage rights to copyrighted images or identifying public domain images free of restrictions for museums and visitors centers on dozens of projects ranging from the Hamilton Grange National Memorial to World War II exhibits, presidential libraries, and sports museums.
Mobile app development for the American Battle Monuments Commission
Custom historical map creation for the National World War II Museum
Historical research, Examining and collecting records at archives, libraries, and government repositories, such as the National Archives and the Library of Congress, relating to looted art and Holocaust assets, the Atlantic slave trade, corporate succession, and environmental issues.
Janet earned her bachelor’s degree in history from the College of Wooster in Ohio and holds a master’s degree in education from the University of North Carolina.