Photography by Thomas Rossmeissl



Based in Washington, D.C., MJ Hagan brings fifteen years of experience in collections management and registration working in institutions both large and small. She holds a master’s degree in Museum Studies with a specialization in Collections Management and Decorative Arts from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.  Formerly Head of Collections Management/Registrar at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, MJ managed all aspects of the museum’s 20,000+ collection, historic mansion and registration for exhibitions and loans.

Prior to her position at Hillwood, MJ held collections management positions at the Smithsonian Institution and the National Archives and Records Administration.

MJ’s extensive exhibition and loan experience includes exhibitions on Fabergé, jewelry, costume, contemporary art and sculpture, and more.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Alliance of Museums

  • American Institute for Conservation

  • Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists