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AFFLIATED ORGANIZATIONS

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS (ISA), ACCREDITED MEMBER

2013 - PRESENT

AMERICAN ALLIANCE OF MUSEUMS (AAM)

2009 - PRESENT

FRIENDS OF NATIVE ART (FONA)

2018 - PRESENT

PHI BETA KAPPA HONOR SOCIETY

2008 - PRESENT

GOLDEN KEY INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

2007 - PRESENT

RECENT VOLUNTEER

EXPERIENCE

BURKE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY & CULTURE | SEATTLE, WA

ETHNOLOGY MOVE TEAM VOLUNTEER

2017 - 2019

CHRISTY CHRISTODOULIDES, M.A.

ISA ACCREDITED MEMBER

FORMAL EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON  SEATTLE, WA   2009-2011

MASTER OF ARTS IN MUSEOLOGY (MUSEUM STUDIES)

3.87 GPA

 

COURSEWORK focused on collections management, art historical research and curation, and exhibit development.

 

THESIS: Curation as an Intermediary: Creating a User - Centered Virtual Exhibition of  the University of Washington Special Collections' Historic Orotone Photograph Collection

 

Christy's art historical research talents led her to uncover the development, evolution and cultural importance of OROTONE/GOLDTONE PHOTOGRAPHY within the Pacific Northwest during the early 20th century. Utilizing the orotone photograph collection at the University of Washington Special Collections Division, she created a virtual exhibition about the historic photographic process built specifically according to user-centered research and preferences for online exhibitions.

 

CURATED EXHIBITIONS:

 

Period of Fruitful Experimentation: Nineteenth-Century Photographic Processes in America

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON LIBRARIES, ALLEN LIBRARY

FEBRUARY - JUNE 2010

Orotone Photographs: The Golden Messengers of Early 20th Century American Culture

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON LIBRARIES, ALLEN LIBRARY

MAY - AUGUST 2011

 

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON  SEATTLE, WA   2004-2008

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ART HISTORY

3.97 GPA

 

COURSEWORK focused on late 19th - 20th century American art, Renaissance and Baroque painting and sculpture, and photographic history.

 

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON  SEATTLE, WA   2004-2008

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN PAINTING & DRAWING

3.75 GPA

APPRAISAL EDUCATION

International Society of Appraisers (ISA) Requalification Course (2019)

 

The Appraisal Foundation's Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 7-Hour Update Personal Property Course, 2018 - 2019 Edition (2019)

 

The Appraisal Foundation's Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 7-Hour Update Personal Property Course, 2016 - 2017 Edition (2017)

 

The Appraisal Foundation's Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 15-Hour Personal Property Course (2014) 

 

International Society of Appraisers (ISA) Core Course in Appraisal Studies (2013-2014)

SELECT EXPERIENCE

DUWAMPS FINE ART & ANTIQUE APPRAISALS

OWNER, PERSONAL PROPERTY APPRAISER

SEATTLE, WA / LAKE FOREST PARK, WA   2014 - PRESENT

 

DUWAMPS FINE ART & ANTIQUE APPRAISALS offers a full range of professional fine art and antique personal property appraisal services, as well as research and analysis services, for individuals, non-profits and businesses. CHRISTY CHRISTODOULIDES, M.A., ISA ACCREDITED MEMBER, specializes in historic and contemporary Native American Indian and Eskimo (Yup'ik, Inuit, Inupiaq) artwork and material culture, Northwest regional artwork, 19th – 20th century American fine art, historic photography (particularly the work of Edward Curtis and orotone/goldtone photography), and Arts & Crafts - period art and antiques.

 

BURKE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY & CULTURE

ETHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

SEATTLE, WA   2011 - 2013

 

Conducted in-depth research and analysis on valuable historic photographic materials within the Burke Museum's Ethnology Archives. Christy particularly utilized her specialized knowledge base in EDWARD S. CURTIS and OROTONE / GOLDTONE PHOTOGRAPHY to research, catalog and re-house over 80 rare "master print" photographs (platinum, silver gelatin, POP, cyanotype, and cloth) by Edward S. Curtis, as well the Museum's holdings of orotone photography produced by regional photographers. 

 

Researched and composed ethnology-related entries on the Burke's Ethnology (Native American Indian) collection for posting to the Burke Museum's Blog, including HAIDA & TLINGIT BASKETRY weaving techniques, CHILKAT BLANKETS, the carved legacy of the COAST SALISH (SNOHOMISH) cultural leader and carver WILLIAM SHELTON, OROTONE / GOLDTONE PHOTOGRAPHY, and EDWARD S. CURTIS' 1914 ethnographic film "IN THE LAND OF THE HEAD-HUNTERS." 

 

PUBLIC GUIDE discussing the Burke Museum's EDWARD S. CURTIS OROTONE photograph collection at the Museum's 2012 "Behind the Scenes" event for members.

 

LED PRIVATE GROUP PRESENTATIONS on the life and work of EDWARD S. CURTIS.

 

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENTERPRISE SERVICES

CONTRACT RESEARCHER ON COAST SALISH WILLIAM SHELTON STORY POLE

SEATTLE, WA | OLYMPIA, WA    2012

 

Conducted in-depth scholarly research and contextual society history on the life and works of the COAST SALISH SNOHOMISH cultural leader and carver WILLIAM SHELTON, and particularly the story pole created by Shelton that formerly stood on the Washington State Capitol Campus in Olympia, Washington.

 

Composed an official 100+ page art historical report for the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services.

 

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART DEPARTMENT

SEATTLE, WA     2012 - 2013

 

Conducted in-depth scholarly research and analysis on obscure PACIFIC NORTHWEST MID-CENTURY MODERN PAINTERS in the Seattle Art Museum's permanent collection.

 

Compiled and prepared collection and artist biographic information reports.

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART DEPARTMENT

34th ANNUAL BETTY BOWEN AWARD CURATORIAL INTERN 

SEATTLE, WA     2012 

Assisted the Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) in organizing and administering the 2012 annual Betty Bowen Award, and took over complete management of the event upon my supervisor’s permanent departure from the SAM prior to the event. 

Managed artist applications and communications with Committee members and regional contemporary artists.

Functioned as primary point of contact regarding Award by answering public inquires, composed official press releases, coordinated meetings.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON LIBRARIES SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

VISUAL MATERIALS

SEATTLE, WA      2009 - 2010

 

Carried out intensive research on, processed, and cataloged for online publication to the University of Washington (UW) Libraries Special Collections' website a number of historic photographic collections, focusing on HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES INVENTED IN THE 19TH CENTURY (including DAGUERREOTYPES, AMBROTYPES, TINTYPES, CARBON PRINTS, CYANOTYPES/BLUE PRINTS, ALBUMEN PRINTS), as well as the UW Libraries Special Collections' OROTONE / GOLDTONE PHOTOGRAPHY collection. 

PUBLICATIONS

“FORGOTTEN GOLD: THE MASTER PRINTS OF EDWARD S. CURTIS,” IN

DOUBLE EXPOSURE: EDWARD S. CURTIS, MARIANNE NICOLSON, TRACY RECTOR, WILL WILSON. EDITED BY BARBARA BROTHERTON AND JOHN PIERCE, 30 – 41. SEATTLE, WA: SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, 2018. 

 

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE published in conjunction with the Seattle Art Museum’s exhibition “Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis, Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, Will Wilson,” on view from June 14 – September 9, 2018 at the SEATTLE ART MUSEUM.

 

Essay within the exhibition catalogue for “Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis, Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, Will Wilson” at the Seattle Art Museum detailing the unique non-photogravure processes EDWARD S. CURTIS utilized to garner support for his mammoth documentary project, The North American Indian. The essay includes never-before published research on Curtis’ use of the GUM-BICHROMATE process, as well as the historical development and employment of the luminous OROTONE, or GOLDTONE, photographic process by Curtis. 

 

A CARVED LEGACY: THE WASHINGTON STATE CAPITOL'S WILLIAM SHELTON STORY POLE

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENTERPRISE SERVICES

OCTOBER 2012

 

Official art historical report for the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services on the story pole carved by the SOUTHERN COAST SALISH cultural leader WILLIAM SHELTON that formerly stood on the Washington State Capitol Campus in Olympia, Washington. The report placed the Olympia story pole in context of Shelton's body of work, and delved into the contextual society history of its creation.

ETHNOLOGY-RELATED BLOG POSTINGS FOR THE BURKE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY & CULTURE'S BLOG

NOVEMBER 2011 - FEBRUARY 2013

 

Composed ethnology-related entries for posting to the Burke Museum Blog highlighting unique ETHNOLOGY (NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN) ARCHIVAL AND COLLECTION MATERIAL, including: TLINGIT AND HAIDA BASKETRY WORKSCHILKAT BLANKETS, OROTONE/GOLDTONE PHOTOGRAPHY, THE STORY POLE CARVINGS OF SOUTHERN COAST SALISH ARTIST WILLIAM SHELTON, and EDWARD S. CURTIS' ETHNOGRAPHIC 1914 FILM "IN THE LAND OF THE HEAD-HUNTERS." 

"OROTONE PHOTOGRAPHS: THE GOLDEN MESSENGERS OF EARLY 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN CULTURE"

PHOTOGRAPHICA WORLD (PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY PERIODICAL) 

PAGES 20 - 31

NOVEMBER 2011

 

Article discussing this (OROTONE/GOLDTONE) Pacific Northwest-centered historic photographic process' invention, production techniques, and popularity in America.

 

CURATION AS AN INTERMEDIARY: CREATING USER-CENTERED VIRTUAL EXHIBITION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON LIBRARIES SPECIAL COLLECTIONS' OROTONE PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION

MASTERS OF ARTS IN MUSEOLOGY THESIS, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

JUNE 2011

 

ABSTRACT: Virtual exhibitions are one of the many modalities now available for museum and library institutions to embrace and implement in order to provide learning opportunities and access to research resources and extensive information on cultural, scientific and art collections. To date, there has been little guidance for museum professionals on best on-line exhibition-building practices. This thesis project both provides a means by which museums and libraries can classify and interpret OROTONE / GOLDTONE PHOTOGRAPHS, as well as supplies a virtual exhibition model driven by the specific learning objectives and desires of the public for on-line exhibitions.

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