Heather Whitehead

Collection Manager

As Collection Manager, Heather Whitehead ensures the care and stewardship of the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s art collection. Her responsibilities include managing outgoing loans, conservation initiatives, storage, inventory, and documentation. Before joining the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Heather worked as the Registrar of Richard Gray Gallery, the Collection Manager for the Department of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, and Associate Registrar for Collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. She holds a Master of Arts in art history from the University of Illinois at Chicago.