All posts by Claire Blechman

Claire Blechman

Claire Blechman

Claire Blechman is PEM's Digital Asset Manager. She handles all third party digital, print and video licensing for the museum, and assists the Director of Exhibition Research and Publishing on major publication projects. Claire has an MFA in Fiction from Emerson College. Her work has been published in The Fiction Desk, Interrobang and Gargoyle. Her book reviews appear regularly on the Ploughshares review blog.


Describing the abstract

Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood opened at PEM on February 21st. One important lesson we can learn from Bob and Lillian Montalto Bohlen’s collection is that wood art comes …


The making of an exhibition catalog

As I write these words, a cargo ship is chugging across the Pacific ocean, carrying freshly-printed volumes of In Plain Sight: Discovering The Furniture of Nathaniel Gould  in preparation for …


Image rights and wrongs

As PEM’s Digital Asset Manager, an important part of my job is to spread knowledge of copyright rules and implement best practices for digital assets at the museum. So I …

gould_chair shoot

Gould on the go

Until the discovery of Nathaniel Gould’s 18th century account books at the Massachusetts Historical Society in 2009, many of his pieces were mis-attributed, or listed as “unknown cabinetmaker, Salem.” Now, …