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Mary Elizabeth Case

Mary Elizabeth Case, museum executive.


  • Case, Mary Elizabeth was born on May 22, 1947 in Cape LeJeune, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of John D. and Agnes (Boyle) Case.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in American Studies magna cum laude, Temple University, 1975. Master of Arts in Museum Studies with honors, State University of New York, 1982. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1989.


    • Ombudsman, academy advisor Temple University, Philadelphia, 1973-1975. Researcher, registrar, assistant curator Bucks County History Society/Mercer Museum, Fonthill Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1975-1979. Registrar Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum, Rochester, New York, 1979-1983, International Business Machines Corporation Gallery of Science and Art, New York City, 1983-1986.

      Director office of registrar Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1986-1993, research collaborator, 1993-1996. Director, partner Quality Management, Washington and San Diego, 1993-1996. Associate consultant National Center for Nonprofit Boards, Washington, since 1994.

      Lecturer, presenter workshops and seminars in field. Grant reviewer, consultant National Endoment for Arts, National Endowment of the Humanities, INternat. Museum Service, Barned Foundation, Philadelphia, Brooklyn Museum, National Museum American History, National Postal Museum, Peabody Museum/Yale University, New Haven, numerous other museum and organizations.


    • Author: Fonthill: Home of Henry Chapman Mercer -- Site Management Plan, 1979. Contributor articles, reviews to professional publications. Project director A Primer to Endanger Species Law, 1992, Smithsonian Collections Statistics, 1986-1992.


    Board directors Clearinghouse on Art Documentation and Computerization, Metropolitan Museum of Art, since 1990. Member American Association Museum (Didley Wilkinson award of distinction 1994, board directors 1988-1991, chair education committee 1989-1992), College Art Association (member art information task force 1990-1993), Museum Computer Network, International Council Museum (board directors 1988-1995, annual meeting chair 1994), Deming Study Group, Artable (chair art corporations since 1996).


    • Married William S. Lowe, September 2, 1988.
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    Born May 22, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1975
      Temple University
    • 1982
      State University of New York
    • 1989
      Columbia University
    • 1975 - 1979
      Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1979 - 1983
      registrar Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum
      Rochester, New York, United States
    • 1983 - 1986
      registrar Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum
    • 1986 - 1993
      director, office of registrar Smithsonian Institution
      Washington, United States
    • 1993 - 1996
      director, office of registrar Smithsonian Institution
    • 1993 - 1996
      director, Quality Management
    • 1993 - 1996
      partner, Quality Management
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