Meet the Presenters

Meet the Presenters

Learn more about this year's presenters and demonstrators.

Karol Wight
Executive Director and Curator of Ancient and Islamic Glass
Karol Wight became executive director of The Corning Museum of Glass in 2011, after 26 years at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Before joining the Corning Museum she was senior curator of antiquities at the Getty Villa. A specialist in ancient glass,...
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Gail Bardhan
Reference and Research Librarian
Gail Bardhan has been a staff member of the Rakow Library since 1977. Prior to this, she was a reference librarian at Northwestern University, the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (England), and the North Suburban Library System (Illinois). At the...
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Lennart Booij
Lennart Booij holds a PhD from Leiden University in Art History and specialized in modern industrial luxury and the work of French designer René Lalique (1860–1945). Lennart’s career has been diverse. While he started his studies in art history, he...
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Regan Brumagen
Reference & Emerging Technology Services Librarian
As a member of the Rakow Library’s public services team, Regan Brumagen answers reference questions, coordinates e-reference and provides expertise and leadership in the identification, assessment, and recommendation of emerging technologies and...
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Véronique Brumm
A historian by training, Véronique Brumm began to conduct research into the history of glassmaking in the Northern Vosges, taking a particular interest in the glassworks in Wingen, Meisenthal, Goetzenbruck and Saint-Louis in the 18th century. Her...
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Nicholas Dawes
Nicholas Dawes is a decorative arts professional and considered the United States’ leading expert on the work of Renè Lalique. He brings 40 years of experience in the art and auction business, mainly as a dealer in Lalique but also as an auctioneer...
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Rachel Delphia
Since her arrival at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) in 2005, Rachel Delphia has worked extensively with the permanent collection through multiple gallery renovations. She also was a lead contributor to the museum’s 2009 publication, Decorative...
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Kelley Elliott
Assistant Curator, Modern and Contemporary Glass
Kelley Elliott joined the Museum in 2012. She assists with acquisitions, exhibitions, cataloguing and research of the Museum’s modern and contemporary glass collections. Elliott curated the Museum's special exhibition in 2014, René Lalique:...
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Elizabeth Everton
Elizabeth Everton teaches in the Department of History at Concordia University, St. Paul. She has a PhD in history from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2011, where she studied French history, cultural history, and women’s history. Her...
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Christie Mayer Lefkowith
Christie Mayer Lefkowith has been an avid collector and participant in the art market for her entire life. In addition to being a dealer in Art Deco and Impressionist Art, she has collected vintage flacons for over 30 years. Lefkowith coined the...
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Amie McNeel
Amie McNeel received a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute in 1989 and an MFA from University of California Berkeley in 1990. Her work communicates and marvels at the subtleties of the natural. Moving between sculptures crafted with wood, glass, clay...
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Anne-Marie Quette
Anne-Marie Quette is a French furniture specialist, who formerly served as curator at the Musées Nationaux de France and has worked at Versailles, as well as the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.  Her publications include Le Mobilier Français...
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Stefanie Walker
Stefanie Walker received her PhD in art history from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, and specializes in European sculpture and decorative arts from the 16th through 18th centuries, with an emphasis on the history of jewelry and the...
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