Dr. Margaret Carney

Ceramic Art Historian

World Ceramics: Neolithic through Contemporary






Museum Experience


The Internationl Museum of Dinnerware Design
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Director and Chief Curator
June 2012 - present


The Blair Museum of Lithophanes

Toledo, Ohio


January 2004 – June 2012


The Ross C. Purdy Museum of Ceramics

at the American Ceramic Society

Westerville, Ohio

Director and Chief Curator

December 2002 – January 2004


The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art

at The New York State College of Ceramics

at Alfred University

Alfred, New York

Director and Chief Curator (Founding Director)

January 1991 – May 2002


Blanden Memorial Art Museum

Fort Dodge, Iowa

Director and Chief Curator

November 1987-November 1990


The University of Oregon Museum of Art

Eugene, Oregon

Collections Manager

May 1986-November 1987


The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art

The University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas

Assistant Registrar

August 1985-May 1986


Watkins Community Museum

Lawrence, Kansas 

Museum Assistant

May 1982-May 1983


Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

West Branch, Iowa 

Museum Consultant

December 1980-May 1981


The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

MacBride Hall

Iowa City, Iowa

Museum Cataloguer

May 1978-February 1980


Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

West Branch, Iowa

Museum Assistant to the Curator

May 1973-August 1975







Margaret Carney


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