Staff Directory

Lynn Smith Dolby

IMG_9533 copy Director Lynn Smith Dolby joined the Penn Art Collection in August 2017 following her time as the Senior Director of Client Services at Atelier Art Services where she specialized and trained staff in complex art logistics. She managed many high-profile projects, most notably, the relocation of the Barnes Foundation Collection from Merion, PA to its new home on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in downtown Philadelphia. Previously, Lynn served as the Registrar and a member of the Exhibitions Committee for the National Constitution Center, where she developed several exhibitions including, “Lincoln: The Constitution & The Civil War” and “9/11: A Nation Remembers”. Lynn earned an M.A. in the History of Art from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and a B.A in the History of Art from Chestnut Hill College. She has additional studies in Exhibition Development and Visitor Evaluation and is a member of the Association for Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS). In 2022 she was awarded a curatorial digital leadership fellowship by the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC).