Lila Murphy

Lila Murphy

New York, NY, US





The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, US, Photographs Intern

Work primarily in the Diane Arbus Archive supporting a researcher and a photographs conservator in rehousing negatives and contact sheets, preparing objects for inventory, and photographing work for database integration. Trained by conservators in proper handling techniques of delicate paper. In addition, work in the greater Photographs collection on various inventory projects.

Sep 2013 - current

Recession Art, New York, NY, US, Intern

Assist in daily gallery functions in administrative, curatorial, and installation capacities. Maintain correspondence with artists and clients, update website with news and inventory, produce graphics and manage social media content, prepare gallery for install / take down shows, photograph artwork, and monitor the gallery.

Sep 2013 - current

North Studio at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, US, Initiative Contributor

Worked as a member of a nationally recognized research-design-build program with the Connecticut Forest and Park Association to design, fabricate, and install a landscape-integrated architectural solution to enliven their headquarters in Rockfall, CT.

Jan 2012 - May 2013

Christie's, Inc., New York, NY, US, Photographs Intern

Catalogued property for an upcoming auction, shadowed department specialists while appraising and evaluating prints and provided general administrative support such as answering phones, updating the inventory database, maintaining client files, and organizing the archive of previous auctions.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY, US, Virtual Assistant

Researched artists and works for inclusion in the gallery as well as accompanying gallery directors on studio, museum and gallery visits during a summer internship. Subsequently was hired on an ongoing basis to assist in updating the gallery’s website, maintain and foster relationships with artists, and coordinate online marketing campaigns using social media. Also prepared various promotional, informative, and press materials for exhibitions.

Jun 2010 - Feb 2011


Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, US, Bachelors, Art History

Sep 2009 - May 2013

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