Doralynn Pines

New York, NY

Doralynn Pines is an executive manager, consultant, advisor, and administrator for museums, libraries, and other art institutions with four decades of experience.

As Associate Director for Administration at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, she administered and managed all departments reporting to the Director, including the curatorial, conservation, library, editorial and collections management departments.  She also served as liaison to administrative departments for budget, finance, operations, and human resources, especially in hiring senior staff and departmental leaders.

More recently, she used the knowledge she gained over decades at the Metropolitan to consult with The Development Consulting Group where she focuses on executive search for non-profit organizations.  She also carried out an analysis of the creation and preservation of “born digital” materials for the New York Art Resources Consortium (libraries of the Frick Collection, the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Modern Art).  She advised the Dresden Museums in Germany on strategic planning.

She serves, has served and been an officer on the boards of the College Art Association, the Shaker Museum in Old Chatham, New York, the Research Libraries Group, and the International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) where she chaired the Finance Committee and now chairs the Friends of the ICMA,  She is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Department of Art History and Archaeology of Columbia University, and has served on the Friends Council of Avery Library, at Columbia, and the Advisory Board of the Noguchi Museum.  She chaired the Barnard College Alumnae Association committee known as Project Continuum, and is now a member of the Association’s Nominating Committee.

After majoring in art history at Barnard, Doralynn earned an M.A. from NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, an M.S. from Columbia University’s School of Library Service, and a Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia’s Department of Art History and Archaeology.