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Thomas Moran  (1837-1926)
Fort George Island, Florida, 1892-1895

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Jennifer Franks
Jennifer Franks holds a BA in German Studies and Art History (degree plan of Decorative Arts) with a MA in the History of Decorative Arts and Curatorial Studies via the Smithsonian Institution and Parsons, The New School for Design (New York). Her primary focus has been ceramics and glass with a secondary specialization in furniture, including scientific and medical objects, which she currently exercises as Specialist.

In addition to recently acting as museum Director and Chief Curator, Ms. Franks has worked at auction (Christie’s, New York), American museums (Philadelphia Museum of Art), historic houses (National Trust and Rothschild Collections, UK), major galleries and appraisal firms.

She also sits on the Executive board of the Canadian Society of Decorative Arts and is a member of the Leadership Team at the Gardiner Museum (Young Patrons Circle), Canada’s national ceramic’s museum, as well as a member of the American Ceramics Circle and French Porcelain Society.