Collections Management & Assessment - Curation and Interpretation of Historic Sites - Research



  • Museum and archival collections management and policy development
  • Preservation assessments
  • Historic furnishings plans
  • Curation and interpretation of historic sites and museums
  • Manuscript arrangement
  • Primary source research


Erica has led and collaborated on curatorial, collections management, exhibitions, and publications projects for museums, archives, historic sites, historical societies, libraries, individuals, and companies in New England and beyond since 1999.


A graduate of the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture (now American Material Culture), Erica provides short-term and long-term consulting services and has expertise working with a wide range of collections sizes and budgets. 


"Erica Donnis' excellent research and analytical skills, deep knowledge of decorative arts,extraordinary memory for detail, and excellent time management ability make her a superb curator and museum consultant. I am thrilled to be working with her and recommend her highly." - Susan Porter, Principal at Porter/Miller Ink

"Working with Erica is a true pleasure. Every time we meet, I am astonished at her level of professionalism, the way she balances the larger issues (collections, inventory) with the logistical (storage, supplies). Erica's attention to detail, clear communication, and project management skills have kept us moving forward. In all aspects of our work together, she has exceeded our expectations." - Sarah Cohen, Former Assistant Director of the Library at Champlain College