Registrar, The Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University
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Matt Conway has served as registrar at Cornell University's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art since 2003. He holds master's degrees in museum studies and the history of art from Syracuse University, and a bachelor's degree in art history and English from Canisius College. Prior to joining the Johnson Museum, Matt worked in collections at the Buffalo History Museum and Albright-Knox Art Gallery. At the Johnson, he's steered the coming-and-going of many dozens of exhibitions, including three of his own devising: "Harry Bertoia, Sound + Vision" (2012); "Post More Bills! 60 Years of Exhibition Posters" (2013); and "The Best Way to Prepare Bananas: Fruits of the Soul from the Permanent Collection" (2017). Between 2007 and 2011, his office managed the move of 13,000 objects during a major expansion of the Museum. In his time at the Johnson, the collection has grown from 25,000 to 40,000 objects. He served on the boards of Ithaca's Community Arts Partnership and The Exhibition Alliance. He is active in Cornell University's Elf Program, collecting gifts for needy children during the holidays, and school supplies at back-to-school time.