Dr. Webb has thirty-five years experience working as a curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s premier art museums. There, in cooperation with other cultural institutions and private collections, she organized international loan exhibitions and gallery installations. She was curator for a unique photograph collection of over 150,000 images of the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, many showing the works in traditional cultural contexts. Additionally, she supervised the creation and digital organization of an important museum archive concerning the history of The Museum of Primitive Art, including its organization, cataloguing, digital imaging and preservation. Dr. Webb has been a guest curator for exhibitions and permanent installations at the Saint Louis Art Museum and The Menil Collection.

Research Services

Research and preparation of dossiers for works of art including provenance, published sources, references, comparable examples of similar styles, exhibition history, and market price comparisons. On site assessments of collections of African and Oceanic art, as well as strategies for acquisitions and de-acquisitions. Photograph research for publications in the areas of expertise, and assistance with rights and reproduction requests.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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