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Matthew Clouse was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and has been working in the arts since the very beginning. He studied at the University of Nebraska, Omaha and received a Bachelor’s degree in Art History before going on to earn a Master’s in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester. He completed his thesis on the topic of collections management policies and how they can be used to ensure proper documentation of new and emerging forms of contemporary art.
He has worked at Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska, in both Education and the Collections and Exhibitions Departments, as well as at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Sedalia, Missouri. At the Daum Museum, he was the first Registrar at the nearly new facility and completed a full cataloguing and inventory of the collection, in addition to writing the first collections management policy (CMP).
Currently, he is the Registrar at University of California Riverside, California Museum of Photography/Culver Center for the Arts. Here, he has also co-written the museum’s new CMP. Matthew is also an artist, Certified Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master and Certified BodyTalk Practitioner.