Thomas & Associates, Inc.
is an innovative firm that offers staffing, consulting and
training programs for museums, non-profit organizations,
and art businesses nationwide. Our exhibition division develops,
designs and travels major exhibitions nationally and internationally.
Geri Thomas, President
Geri Thomas has worked in and for arts and cultural organizations
internationally for more than 25 years. At Thomas and Associates,
she has been involved in executive search, strategic planning,
organizational development, and human resource initiatives
for such organizations as The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
the American Museum of Natural History, the Corning Museum
of Glass, the Hudson River Museum and Christie's. In 2003,
she was asked by the British Museum and the Victoria Albert
Museum in London to present a paper on leadership, management
and staff development training in US museums, and in 2004
presented a paper on the status of the museum workplace
in the United States at ICOM's Annual Meeting in Seoul,
Before starting her own company, Geri was Director of Exhibitions
and Collections at the Jewish Museum in New York. Previous
to that, she lived in New Zealand where she was on the initial
planning team for the new national museum, Te Papa. She
has been an interim director twice in her career, first
at the Jersey City Museum, and most recently at Lyndhurst,
a museum site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
As Associate Professor at New York University, Geri teaches
Museum Management in Museum Studies at the Graduate School
of Arts and Sciences, and Fund Raising for the Arts in the
School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She is a
member of ArtTable, the prestigious group of professional
women in the arts.
David V. Griffin, Senior Associate
David Griffin holds a BA in Art History and English from
Vassar College. During his seven years with Thomas &
Associates, Inc., he has worked to provide staffing, collections
management and exhibitions services for the firm’s
clients, from The New-York Historical Society to the MetLife
Collection. During Ms. Thomas’ Interim Directorship
at Lyndhurst, he served as Adjunct Special Events Coordinator.
His writing on art and architecture has been published in
Metropolis, Dwell and the National Trust’s Preservation
website, among other titles. He is a member of Independent
Curators International and is currently developing the firm’s
Fine Arts Subscription, a unique service for New York City
based collectors, which incorporates museum and gallery
visits, auction previews, lectures and exclusive tours into
a monthly schedule.
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