Olivia R. Morris

  • Art Appraisal, Cataloguing, Inventory Management
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Aug 20, 2020
Full time Inventory Specialist Online Auction Cataloging Appraiser

Personal Summary

Hello! I recently graduated with a Masters from the Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies program at Florida State University. I spent the last two years of my life building expertise in art and artifact appraisal, historic preservation, maintenance, and museum ethics. Additionally, I spent a year as a museum technician at the Southeastern Archeological Center, where I cared for thousands of historical artifacts while maintaining the database and managing the collections storage. Before my graduate education, I worked in several galleries, museums, and local historical societies. Over the years I've mastered caring for, collecting, and selling objects. If my skills match your needs, I would be delighted to have an opportunity to speak with you personally. Please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience!

- Olivia Morris

Work Experience

Museum Technician
Aug 2018 - May 2020 Southeast Archeological Center
  • Managed records in Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) database
  • Rehoused over 21,000 metal artifacts into temperature-controlled microclimates
  • Surveyed and organized current metal collections, controlled inventory 
  • Researched and implemented new collections and storage strategies
  • Assessed objects to be sent to conservators 
Research Assistant
May 2019 - Jul 2020 Florida State University
  • Headed a team of graduate students to survey 19th-century Caribbean house
  • Engineered digital blueprints of the property using CAD
  • Developed 3D model of the property using PhotoScan
  • Wrote official report evaluating the historical integrity of the property
  • Assisted with these same tasks for 5 separate properties
Assistant Curator
Jan 2019 - May 2019 Florida State University
  • Assisted in the curation, design, and installation 3 major exhibits
  • Researched and wrote official wall text for 2 major exhibits
  • Coordinated scheduling and installation of 2 major exhibits
  • Authored National Endowment for the Arts grant
  • Managed front desk and gave tours to visitors as needed
Inventory Specialist
Apr 2016 - Sep 2016 Watertown Historical Society
  • Cataloged extensive collection of objects dating from 18th to early 20th century 
  • Headed project to digitize the museum database
  • Researched and wrote official wall text for a major exhibit
  • Handled objects during exhibit installation 
  • Coordinated major exhibit opening
  • Procured donations from the public 
Gallery Manager
May 2015 - Sep 2015 North Country Arts Council
  • Organized gallery calendar and oversaw all events 
  • Oversaw all exhibit installations and de-installations 
  • Managed gallery storage
  • Managed all exhibit openings 
  • Procured donations from the public  
Library Technician
Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library
  • Assisted in the cataloging of rare books collection 
  • Helped re-organize Teen's and Children's libraries
  • Assistant managed major library events


Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies
Aug 2018 - May 2020 Florida State University
Art History, Museum Studies, French
Jan 2014 - May 2017 SUNY Genseo