International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum Names Collections Manager

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum Names Collections Manager


St. Louis, MO—The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) announced the addition of Katie Lerwick as the museum’s Collections Manager.

Lerwick joins the IPHF staff with more than six years of professional experience in managing and cataloging fine art exhibitions, and both public and private art collections.

“Katie Lerwick brings the highest museum standards to the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. Her expertise in registration and cataloging elevates the handling of our collections to superior levels. Katie is a welcome addition to our professional staff,” said John Nagel, executive director.

In her most recent position, Lerwick was a professional cataloger & archivist, specializing in documenting private collections across a variety of categories, including artwork, silver, books, jewelry and memorabilia. She was responsible for the index and arrangement, as well as the photography and digitization of all collections data—ultimately producing a detailed catalog of each collection.

Previously, Lerwick was an exhibitions assistant at the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM), assisting with the planning and execution of exhibitions. The position requirements included communication and scheduling among the curatorial, registrar, design, marketing and programming departments for both traveling and in-house exhibitions, as well as the communication and logistics with additional venues.

Lerwick also served the SLAM as a research assistant in the Registrar’s department, where she was responsible for Abandoned Property Research Project—a role that required the identification of unclaimed or “Found in Collection” objects, along with the collection of related documentation on source/ownership and documentation verification.

Outside of the corporate arena, Lerwick served as a founding board member of the St. Louis branch of the national nonprofit organization Girls on the Run, beginning as a head coach and then becoming the director for St. Louis’s first-ever 5k race. She ultimately was elected as the board president of the organization’s St. Louis operations.

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to celebrate the achievements of the inventors, pioneers and pivotal artists throughout the history of photography. The IPHF has preserved the art of photography and its contribution to modern civilization since 1965, and it is home to more than 6,000 historical cameras and 30,000 images. The IPHF is located in the Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis, Missouri.