Who has Created the Course?

Shirley Reiff Howarth

A Brief CV

September 1981-present

     Founder and Director, The Humanities Exchange. The Humanities Exchange is devoted to the international exchange and touring of museum exhibitions, and in encouraging understanding and mutual respect among cultures around the world. The mission is to advise and work with public and private institutions and individuals in Europe, North America and Asia, and to act as a liaison in the coordination of high quality exhibitions for tour to non-profit cultural and educational institutions.

September 1981-June 1988

     Adjunct Professor, St. Leo College, St. Leo, Florida. Developed an Arts Management curriculum and major for the Humanities Department of the College. Adjunct Professor teaching Arts Management, Art History, and the History of Photography

January 1979 – August 1981

     Founding Director, The Tampa Museum, Tampa, Florida

January 1975 – January 1979

     Director, Hackley Art Museum, Muskegon, Michigan (now known as the Muskegon Museum of Art)


     Associate Curator, Pennsylvania Collection of Fine Arts, and Curator of Prints and Photography, William Penn Memorial Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Publications on corporate art collecting and art in non-traditional spaces:

     Published January 2014. Co-Author of book with Peter Harris.
Celebration of Corporate Art Programmes Worldwide.

A look behind the scenes into the world of corporate art. Celebrating progress in the field of corporate art programmes and illustrating examples of best practice, the book explores the involvement of business in supporting museums and artists through art programmes. It documents the work of well over 100 companies worldwide – from major blue chip corporations, to hospitals, hotels, airports, factories and transit systems 300 pages, 320 color illustrations, hardbound. Published by Wapping Arts Trust, London, January 2014.
     Ongoing. Director and Editor, International Art Alliance. Publisher and Editor of the International Directory of Corporate Art Collections, a bi-annual reference guide to approximately 800 corporate art collections around the world. First edition in 1983, 2014-2015. current edition available. Website address: http://www.corporateartbrief.com

     Trends in Corporate Art Collecting:  A Guide to the 2016 Edition of the International Directory of Corporate Art Collections.

     The Silent Partner: Art in the Workplace. Author, published by International Art Alliance, 2012.      Website address: http://www.corporateartbrief.com

     Editor, Corporate ArtBrief, published by The Humanities Exchange and the International Art Alliance. On-line newsletter with current news of corporate art collections and resource information.      Website address: www.corporateartbrief.com