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CLAUDIA M. FRIEDEL she | her | hers 

Boston, MA | 508.364.1197 | |


Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University, Boston, MA

Archivist-Digital Initiatives |November 2017-Current|

Project Manager for Finding Aid Digital Initiatives leads and coordinates business analysis of digital workflows  and migration pertaining to Content Management Systems (CMS), including working with MARC, OCLC, ArchiveGrid, DACS, for both born digital and legacy data.

Manages scope and scale of complex change management initiatives, utilizing risk mitigation, SCRUM approaches and Business Dependency Networks.

Revamped acquisition processing workflows suitable for students, staff, and stakeholders.

Designed onboarding materials, training, orientation tutorials, and documentation, complex technological concepts to demonstrate workflows for stakeholders and users.

Developed procedures for qualitative feedback from users.

Instituted a “Digital Collaboratory”. Built pathways for paid student programmers to aid in the development of digital infrastructure scrub, analyze, and identify new approaches to legacy data and digital exhibitions.

Implemented Omeka-S and framework for Digital Exhibitions criteria and training for staff and students.

Lead Archivist on Transition Task Force to advise on collections policy, deaccession criteria + policy, services, digital infrastructure, custodial gaps, streamline business processes, and workflows.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Contemporary Art, Department Coordinator        |August 2016-November 2017|

Developed standards and processes that capture institutional/departmental knowledge.

Overseer of custodial paperwork and cataloging for all acquisitions and loan reviews.

Overseer of curatorial projects utilizing project management software Asana.

Manager of all reference inquiries.

Reframed the centralization of collections research, redefined record standards for the Department.

Consulted on mfaLatenights programming.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Sharf Fellow Data MGMT |Registrars|Development| Intellectual Property |September 2015-August 2016|

Consulted on custom interface design, data mapping, including big data wrangling and cleanup for migration into the new Customer Management System, thus rolling back projected time frame of Winter 2017 to August 2016

Implemented and streamlined paperless technology initiatives in the Registrar’s office.

Catalogued and taxonomy development for the Life and Times photography notebooks.

Montserrat College of Art Galleries-Collections and Visiting Artist Program, Beverly, MA

Collection Specialist/Archivist         |August 2012-October 2013|

Designed the original Conditions and Accessions Policy and all formal paperwork regarding the collection.

Developed archiving, cataloging, and housing procedures for the MCA Teaching Collection, Art Connection and Permanent Collection.

Oversaw and mentored work-study students as well as on-site support staff for gallery events and the visiting artist program.

Lucien Aigner Collection, Allston, MA

Photographic Collection Archivist |November 2010- November 2013|

Instituted proper procedure for the re-housing and preservation of over 70,000 works on paper

Processed and evaluated condition reports.

Liaised to outside galleries, museums, and press inquiries.

Aided in the development of the collection as an enterprise.


Simmons School of Library and Information Science

Master of Science in Cultural Heritage /Digital Stewardship        Summer 2016

Montserrat College of Art

Bachelors in Fine Arts in Photography               Fall  200


Art Handling

Collections Management

Custodial paperwork

Data Management + Metadata

Digital workflow

Fundamentals of design

Project Management



Adobe Creative Suite

Digital imaging

Google Drive

Microsoft Office Suite



Preservation Methods



Art History

Boston Arts

Contemporary Art

Copyright in the digital realm

Performance Art