All posts by Kathy Fredrickson

Kathy Fredrickson

Kathy Fredrickson

Kathy Fredrickson is the Chief of Curatorial Affairs at PEM. She works to encourage productivity, creativity, and cross-departmental collaboration as well as to develop and sustain new models for idea generation and conceptual design thinking in support of the museum’s mission to create transformative experiences. Kathy lives in Swampscott with her husband, Tom Fredrickson, an editor; son, Jack; and large poodle, Django


Shelf habits

There is a trend among creative types to organize books by color. I first encountered this when an architect I was collaborating with described to me with great enthusiasm how …


Selling heritage and ideas

The theme for the opening night event of the MuseumNext conference in Amsterdam was “Heritage Sells.” In America, this means it’s a great time to be working at a museum. …