FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 26, 2015
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697
History Associates Hires Veteran Art and Museum Collections Manager
History Associates is pleased to welcome Marlene Worhach as new Program Manager for collections management services. In her new role, Ms. Worhach is responsible for client service, business development, and staff development. She advises clients on all aspects of managing art and artifact collections, including program and system assessments, inventory and cataloging, and appraisal and conservation.
Ms. Worhach has more than twenty years of experience in the management of museum and fine art collections, and her expertise in conservation practices will add a new dimension to the firm’s service capabilities.
“I came to know Marlene when we worked together on a project to move a massive collection of artifacts for a national museum,” noted Dr. Brian Martin, president of History Associates, “This was a very complex undertaking with many moving parts and I was impressed by her knack for solving problems and getting things done – and all with good humor.”
“I’m amazed by the depth of experience that the collection managers – in fact, the whole staff – has at History Associates,” said Ms. Worhach. “When you’re trying to help someone find the best solution for a challenge they’re facing, it helps to have people who resolved such problems in many different ways in the past. It gives you many more creative options to consider.”
Prior to joining History Associates, Ms. Worhach was Director of Marketing and New Business at ARTEX Fine Art Services, where she was responsible for devising and implementing sales and marketing strategies for the company. She has also held marketing and management roles at a number of fine art management companies. She began her professional career in conservation, serving as a painting conservator at the Yale University Art Gallery and the Baltimore Museum of Art.
She holds a Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) from Harvard University Art Museums’ Straus Center for Conservation, an M.A. and C.A.S. from State University College at Buffalo in the Conservation of Artistic and Historic Objects, a B.S. in Biological Science from the University of California at Davis and a B.A. in Studio Art from California State University, Long Beach.
About History Associates
For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit www.historyassociates.com.