The Museum Lady LLC

Company Information

Contact: Claudia J. Nicholson (Principal)

66 9th St. E., Unit 1216
St. Paul, MN 55101

Year Established: 2019

Specialties: Museum Consultants, Interpretive Planner

Training/Experience: Claudia J. Nicholson, Principal, has 42 years' experience in museums and historical agencies, including the National Archives (Washington, D.C.), the South Dakota State Historical Society (Pierre, S. D.), the Minnesota Historical Society, as well as the North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting. She has a B.A. in History from the University of Mary Washington (formerly Mary Washington College), and a Masters in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program. She has served as an exhibit developer, a curator, and an executive director.

Notes: The Museum Lady LLC works primarily with institutions to better know, and better use, their collections. This includes collections surveys and inventories, storage planning, and exhibition development. In addition, we can help with institutional and interpretive planning. Mentorship services can be provided, but especially to first-time directors. We can assist with seeking funding, recommending grant programs, and how to approach designing fundable projects. Call us if you have something in mind, and we can talk about it. We have a broad network of museum professionals for specific projects.


Project: Data Cleanup MALHM Collective Access Project
Location: 8 Historical Societies in MN
Year: 2019-2020

Project: Exhibit Development
Location: Ramsey County Historical Society, Henderson, MN
Year: 2019

Project: Collections Inventory
Location: Sibley County Historical Society, Henderson, MN
Year: 2019