Ted A. Greenberg
1021 Castro St.
San Francisco, California 94114


Master in Museum Studies, 1980
John F Kennedy University, Berkeley, California
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, 1973
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Work Experience

Museum Consultant – 2007-Present
Specializing in Collection management, registration methods and practice, storage, disaster mitigation


Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles California -1999- 2006
HEAD REGISTRAR- Supervise staff of 12 Registrars in the exhibition, loan and permanent collection
duties of the day to day operations. Negotiate/review exhibition contracts and logistics, loan agreements,
storage planning, assist with insurance and risk management procedures, data and records

The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

SENIOR REGISTRAR – maintain object files and accession records, coordinate movement between
various locations, update computer data base system, deaccession and auction procedures, mark and
catalogue objects, design and maintain object storage, coordinate outgoing loans with borrowers,
supervise interns and volunteers, work on loans to the collection and exhibitions, courier objects and
assist director of registration in office procedures.
Jewish Film Festival, San Francisco, California

REGISTRAR for Films-
1992 Jewish Film Festival-Madrid, 1990 Jewish Film Festival-Moscow.
Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, California – 1977-1984 REGISTRAR – collections manager,
traveling exhibition coordinator, arrange for loans to and from the museum, pack and ship objects, record
keeper for insurance, assist with curatorial and exhibition procedures, design new storage facilities.

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1983-1984

ASSISTANT REGISTRAR – for the Vatican Collections exhibition

Other Related Experience

Program Committee Member-American Association of Museums-2006

John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, California, Department of
Museum Studies, 1987-1999 Adjunct Faculty – Documentation of Collections and Information
Management Classes

Museum Loan Network – 1996 Panel reviewer
Museum Assessment Program II – 1987-1990 ON-SITE ASSESSOR- Collections management aspect

Jewish Community Museum, San Francisco – 1987 GUEST REGISTRAR- The Illustrative World of Ori

Jewish Film Festival, San Francisco – 1981-1999 VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR


2001 Director’s Chair Award from the Western Museum Association

TED GREENBERG AWARD for Outstanding Collections
Management Student established at John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, California– 1999
ALUMNI OF THE YEAR– 1991- John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, California

Professional Organizations

Western Museums Association

Board of Directors-Western Museums Association 2006-2017
Program Co-chair for Annual meeting 2001

Registrars Committee of the Western Museums Association

Chair-Registrar Committee of the Western Region Museums Association 2005-2007
Vice Chair-Registrar Committee of the Western Museums Association-2003-2005

American Alliance of Museums

Registrar’s Committee-AAM Association of Museums Program Coordinator for AAM -1987

Collection Stewardship Committee-American Alliance of Museum


California Association of Museums


        Association of Registrars and Collection Managers



Association of Registrars and Collection Managers Conference-2015

Avoiding a Crash on the Indie Track

Association of Registrars and Collection Managers Conference-2013

Collection Specialists Abroad

       Western Museum Association-2013

Storage Renovations in Existing Buildings and the Impact on Collections

Western Museums Association Meeting-2010

It’s Alive or Has Been in the Past: Care of Live Collections and Concerns of Use of Endangered
Species in Museum Objects

American Association of Museums Annual Meeting-2010

Beyond Boundaries: Contemplating Using Contract Registrars within the Museum
RC-AAM Marketplace of Ideas:Sustaining the Files,But What About the Waste?

Western Museums Association Meeting-2009

Survival Strategies for Consultants

Western Museums Association Meeting-2008

Consultants Help Define the Future-Organizer/Moderator

Western Museums Association Meeting-2006

Moving Without Limits: The Large and Unusual-Organizer/ModeratorWestern Museums Association Meeting-2005
Pre-Conference Workshop Organizer/Moderator
Accountability, Auditing and Automation
Finding the Qualified Appraiser-Organizer/Moderator

Western Museums Association Meeting-2004

Pre-Conference Workshop-Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness Organizer/
Is It Ever Really Finished? The New Museum Building-

International Registrars Symposium-2004

A Perspective on Training for the Present and
Future of our Profession-Organizer/Moderator

American Association of Museums Annual Meeting-2004

The Visionary DataBase Manager-Presenter

Western Museums Association Meeting-2002

Moving Up and Beyond: Rejuvenation and the Job

Western Museums Association Meeting-2001

Insurance panel-Moderator

American Association of Museums Annual Meeting-2001

The Collections are so Diverse so Why aren’t We-Moderator

Western Museums Association Meeting- 1999

Deaccession Workshop- Panelist

California Association of Museums – 1998

Deaccession in Museums-Panelist

American Association of Museums Annual Meeting – 1998

Outstanding and Creative Programming: Observing Day Without Art/Culture and World AIDS

American Association of Museums Annual Meeting-1996

Upgrading Computer Hardware and Software for Collection Management-Organizer/Moderator

Mid-Atlantic Museums Association- Registrars Pre-Conference Workshop -1994

Old Loans Never Die- They Don’t Even Fade Away-Panelist

American Association of Museums Annual Meeting – 1993

The Successful Building Project-Organizer/Moderator

American Association of Museums Annual Meeting – 1992

Perspectives on Collection Values-Organizer/Moderator

National Trust for Historic Preservation Annual Meeting – 1991

Protecting Your Collections from Earthquakes and Disasters-

American Association of Museums Annual Meeting – 1991

Making it Through the Big One: Museums and Natural Disasters-

PanelistMuseum Documentation Association, Cambridge, England – 1990

Training in Museums-Panelist

California Association of Museums – 1990

Due to Circumstances Beyond our Control: Technical Aspects of Safeguarding your collections on
Exhibition and in Storage-Panelist

Registrars Committee-Western Region, Northern California – 1990

Earthquake Safety in Museum Storage-Panelist

American Association of Museums Annual Meeting – 1989

Information Processing: Dealing with Old and Diverse Accessioning Systems and

California Association of Museums – 1987

Documenting Collections when Documentation does not Exist-Panelist

American Association of Museums Annual Meeting – 1987

Collection Safety: Insurance and Risk Management-Moderator
Collection Management and the Evolving Role of the Registrar-

Jewish Arts Community of the Bay Exhibition Coordinator – 1986-1987

Writes and Rituals: The Jewish Artisan

University Lectures

University of California, Berkeley, CA -1993
University of California Extension, San Francisco – 1993
San Francisco State University- 1986-1990
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA – 1990


picture picture picture picture