Mining the fields of art, craft, culture, design, ethnography, making, museums, thinking, and doing, Claret Associates provides technical and practical expertise in collections management, research and curation.

Curatorial Services

In service to institutions large and small, Claret Associates has curated or worked on more than 30 exhibitions throughout the west including Rowland Ricketts: Work Time, State of Oregon Craft, If VI was IX, Taken: FBI.

Collections Research & Documentation

Call on Claret to assist with all types of collections management needs.  From collections surveys and facility needs assessments to inventories and storage specifications, our team has handled projects large and small.  

We can also help you establish Collections policies and procedures and training programs for on-site staff and volunteers. Claret provides environmental and facility recommendations for artifact storage, preparation, and installation.

Exhibition Development & Management

Claret can provide project management for all aspects of your upcoming exhibition or collection project. Design, specs, production, installation and oversight are all part of the package.

Working with a network of shippers and art handlers, Claret can negotiate and secure incoming and outgoing loans and arrange packing and shipping to national and international locales.  We also provide assistance with installation assistance and object preparation.