Holly Witchey, Adjunct Faculty
Holly Witchey has a Ph.D. in European Painting and Sculpture and thirty years of experience in museums and higher education. She is currently Director of Education & Outreach at the Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA) [ica-artconservation.org], the nation’s first non-profit regional art conservation center. In addition to her work with ICA, Dr. Witchey teaches graduate-level museum studies classes for Johns Hopkins University and Case Western Reserve University. In 2016 she launched Cleveland Philanthropy, a small educational 501(c)(3), because she believes that shared inspirational stories have the power to shape the future of urban cultural development.
Dr. Witchey served on the board of directors for MCN and as the AAM Board-appointed member of the National Committee for Archives, Libraries, and Museums (CALM). Other professional appointments include: (2004-2007) Chair of AAM’s Media and Technology Standing Professional Committee (M&T), (2010-2014) Co-Principal Investigator for the NMC Horizon Report>Museum Edition and was lead blogger for MIDEA, a non-profit organization with the goal to provide practical knowledge about emerging technologies for museums (2011-2014).
From 1991-1999 Dr. Witchey was Associate Curator of European Art and Manager of New Media at the San Diego Museum of Art, and from 2000-2009 she was Director of New Media at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Dr. Witchey is the author of “Progressive Vision the History of Downtown Cleveland (1986),” the co-author of “The Fine Arts in Cleveland: An Illustrated History (1994), “An Uncommon Mission” (2000), and, most recently, “Cocktail at the Museum.” From 2014-2016 she acted as Director of The Wade Project, Ohio a multi-year collaborative project. In 2016 she was named as one of the most interesting people in Cleveland by Cleveland Magazine.