Art History MCHS alumna Natasha Zabala joined the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum in the fall of 2022 as Museum Registrar. She works with the museum’s Assistant Director of Exhibitions and Collections to manage collections and help bring curators’ exhibitions to life. Natasha received her BA in Art History from the University of Florida in 2017 and her MA in Art History with a focus in Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies at FSU in 2021. During her graduate coursework she also worked at the Florida Office of the Attorney General and volunteered at the Grove Museum in public events and programming.
Natasha also presented research from her graduate studies at the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) this fall. At the October conference in Baltimore, Natasha presented “Into the White Male Mind: The Issue with Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem’s Bathsheba‘s Black Presence,” a paper she wrote for a seminar with Dr. Robert Neuman. Thanks to suggestions and support from the panel attendants, she hopes to soon publish this paper.
I have to thank Florida State University’s Art History program for preparing me for an incredible start in my career within the museum field. Without the support of my colleagues and the professors, I would not have had the opportunity to start working at the Lowe as a registrar. It is a dream come true to be working with artwork every day and to organize the logistics to make our temporary exhibitions come alive for the public. The Lowe has also been so supportive in allowing me to learn about Registration and Collections Management, and I am lucky to be a part of such a team. I am excited for the next few years as I continue to grow in this field. I cannot thank FSU enough!