The Americas Chapter was launched in November 2017 to extend across the Atlantic the Society’s mission to encourage the study of the History of Collecting. We organize lectures, curatorial tours, visits to collections, as well as the Society’s session at the College Art Association. In addition, we partner with Master Drawings New York for an annual “Talking Drawings” panel discussion with collectors. Please contact us at

Steering Committee

Head of the Americas Chapter: Dr. Elizabeth Pergam, Independent Scholar, New York

Dr. Christine Brennan, Senior Research Associate, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dr. Lynn Catterson, Researcher in Department of Art History and Archeology, Columbia University

Dr. Véronique Chagnon-Burke, Former Academic Director, Christie’s Education New York

Janelle Diethelm, Web Designer specializing in artist and art institution site design

Kerri Pfister, Photoarchivist, Frick Art Reference Library

Dr. Anne Nellis Richter, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, American University

Jennifer Tonkovich, Eugene and Clare Thaw Curator, The Morgan Library & Museum

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