Renée Pfister is an independent Art & Gallery consultant, lending expertise to help clients preserve the highest quality and integrity of their artwork.
Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy was founded in 2010. It has since been supporting private, corporate and institutional fine art, as well as antiquities collections in building, organising and shipping their artworks. Renée’s focus is to care and mitigate against the risks to your artwork during transit, at home, corporate headquarters, museums and in storage facilities. Renée’s extensive training and experience enables her to offer effective measures and solutions for long-term strategic collection care planning, special projects, exhibitions, acquisitions and loan requests. From assessment to delivery, she is always on hand to communicate with her clients on progress and agreed outcomes. Renée’s ongoing commitment ensures that your concerns are dealt with to the highest standards, maintaining the value, condition and overall integrity of her clients’ collections.
Peace of mind
In addition, Renée Pfister offers individually tailored courier services. She personally escorts and supervises the handling and transit of her clients’ artworks when requested for international exhibitions. Upon arrival at the museum she oversees the unpacking and the installation of artworks and deals with the condition reports to guarantee a safe and smooth process. Whether her collectors are apprehensive about the offered insurance cover, the loan agreement and other contractual issues, Renée manages these operational aspects and is at hand for any customs or technical queries. With her longstanding global experiences, she is offering her clients reassurance and peace of mind.
Years of expertise
Renée Pfister brings over 20 years of experience to the museums and art world, where she applied her MA in Museums and Gallery Management to academic and collections management roles. As part of the curatorial team at the British Museum she was involved in realising major projects such as the Great Court and the Weston Gallery of Roman Britain. She worked as a Registrar at the Tate Gallery and was responsible for managing acquisitions and ground-breaking International Programme exhibitions in Europe and the Americas. She also participated at a staff exchange programme with the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
She joined Gander & White in 2006, as Associate Director for Museums & Galleries, where she was responsible for the business and operational development of the department. In 2009 she returned to the public sector and was employed at the Science Museum as Collection Manager, where she cared for approximately 200,000 objects.
More recently, she worked for the late Sir Anthony Caro as an Exhibition Strategist. Since 2010, she has managed her own Art & Gallery Consultancy and provides invaluable services for collectors, artists, museums and fine art logistics companies.
Highlights include working on Andy Warhol’s From A To B And Back Again, Jeff Koons’ Retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Peter Zimmermann’s Colourscapes and the foundation of the Victoria Museum in Kiev, Ukraine.
See below for additional highlights of Renée Pfister’s art and gallery consultancy:
Collection Care Project for the British Embassy in Paris, the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, Subliming Vessel: The Drawings of Matthew Barney, the Pushkin Museum State Museum of Fine Art in Moscow, Meeting Modigliani, The Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City, Henry Moore in Mexico, the OCA in Sāo Paulo, A Bigger Splash – British Art from the 1960 – Present, the Sharjah Biennial, UEA, advisor to the Artistic Director and Curator, and Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai, Enduring Image.
Renée holds a MA from City University in Museums & Gallery Management. She leads two courses at City University, The Business of the Visual Arts and Curating & Exhibition Management, and lectures at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and other UK institutions on Museum Studies and international conferences. In addition, she is a member of the Touring Exhibition Group and the UKRG Registrar Group. The images present Renée working at various international projects.
© Renée Pfister, text and images 2019.
Renee’s bespoke services are available in the UK and overseas. Please feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
This feature was brought to you by ©Rana Begum, Thierry Bal, Peter Zimmermann and Renée Pfister images, courtesy of the Government Art Collection, Waltham Forest Council and the German Embassy, 2019.