Jennifer Perry Thalheimer has been collection manager at the Morse Museum since 1999. In 2008, she was given the additional title of curator in recognition of her evolving responsibilities in collection research and exhibition support.
Thalheimer provided research, supervised conservation, and managed the loan of objects from the Morse collection for Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall—An Artist’s Country Estate (Nov. 21, 2006 through May 20, 2007), a major exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on which the Morse collaborated. In addition, she contributed the chapter on the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation for the exhibition catalogue by the same name. In 2011, she curated the installations in the Museum’s new Tiffany galleries featuring surviving objects in the Museum’s collection from Laurelton Hall
Thalheimer, who grew up on Long Island near the Cold Spring Harbor site of Laurelton Hall, received a master’s degree from the Cooper-Hewitt Graduate Program in the History of Decorative Arts at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Design Museum in New York. She holds a bachelor’s degree in historic preservation from Pennsylvania State University. Before coming to the Morse, Thalheimer was registrar at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, in Daytona Beach, Florida.
In her lecture, Thalheimer will discuss Lifelines—Forms and Themes of Art Nouveau, the new exhibition which she curated.