Jocelyn Boigenzahn is an inter-disciplinary researcher and museum professional specializing in physical and digital collections care and management, art-related contracts, and project management in the Museum field. Boigenzahn is a Lecturer in Museum studies for Johns Hopkins University and lecturer and co-coordinator of the BA in Museum Studies program at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida. Boigenzahn’s scholarly work includes traditional object-study of works in museum collections and on archaeological sites focusing on the care needs of various kinds of physical and digital artwork ranging from antiquities to contemporary variable media, collection history, and management of University art collections. Her conference presentations focus on Museum practices in the areas of digital curation, lending processes and contracts, and project management in exhibition development.
As a museum professional, Boigenzahn has worked as the director of the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery since 2017, expanding its community outreach through a variety of professional and local art exhibitions. As the operator of the art gallery and art repository for the University of Tampa, Boigenzahn is focused on showcasing the history and future of art-making at UT by students and faculty. This focus is most recently demonstrated in the installation of over 200 works to open the new Ferman Center for the Arts on UT’s campus and forthcoming catalog of record, which includes an oral history report and catalog of artworks and artists and their connections to UT’s history of art education. Her current work includes digitizing The University of Tampa Permanent Collection in order to make it more available for student and external research to capture the history of art-making at The University of Tampa and its reflection of contemporary art trends in the Tampa Bay region, developing project management practices for exhibitions and advancing digital curation practices as an imperative 21st-century skill for all undergraduate students.