hoffman-sheilaSheila Hoffman
Ph.D. Candidate in Art History and Museology/Patrimony, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne and Université du Québec à Montréal

Sheila K. Hoffman draws on a breadth of curatorial and administrative experience to apply to her thinking about the future of museums and material object documentation. A 16-year veteran curator and director of fine art museums in Oklahoma, Michigan and New York, Hoffman has studied in France, Québec, and the U.S., earning her Masters in Art History at the University of Oklahoma. She is currently a dual doctoral candidate in Muséologie, patrimoine, et mediation at the Université du Québec à Montréal and in Art History at the Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, where she researches the intersection of digital technology and material culture. Her research envisions a path for digital technologies to reinvent museum documentation and interpretation, integrating object, knowledge, and accessibility while vastly increasing the variety and density of the object information that is collected and disseminated. In 2013, she was named as one of Canada’s prestigious Vanier Graduate Scholars for her proposed dissertation. She currently serves as a Regional Representative on the Board of Directors and chairs the subcommittee on Ethics for CurCom, the National (US) Curators Committee, one of the Professional Networks of the American Alliance of Museums.