Katherine Goertz is the Curator/Registrar of HMML’s Art Collections. She joined HMML in 2016. She received her BA in Russian History from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and a MA in Museology from the University of Leicester, England. Prior to joining HMML, she was a researcher and historical interpreter for the Minnesota Historical Society, Saint Paul, MN. She was also on the curatorial staff of the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) and The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA), and was on the collections staff at the American Swedish Institute, all in Minneapolis. She is currently working on a book on the history of art in Minnesota.
In her role, Goertz researches and catalogs the work in the HMML Art Collection, focusing on prints from the 15th to the 20th centuries. She also curates exhibitions using the various collections.
What she enjoys most about her work: “I most enjoy researching works, especially when something unexpected is discovered, such as an unusual provenance or a fun, and sometimes art historically relevant, detail in a print. I also enjoy writing about art in cataloging and in writing exhibition didactics.”