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Madeline Smith


Madeline Smith assists in research management across all teams at Slover Linett. Working in both quantitative and qualitative modes of research, Madeline manages the firm’s surveys, conducts statistical analysis of survey data, aids in data mining, and creates data visualization.  Madeline has applied these skills for a variety of Slover Linett’s clients, including the New York Philharmonic, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and The MacArthur Foundation.

Before joining Slover Linett, Madeline worked in a variety of fields in the arts sector, most recently as a research assistant at a fine arts and personal property appraisal firm. In past positions Madeline has served as a Research Assistant to a private museum consultant; Gallery Associate for contemporary art galleries in both Chicago and Milwaukee; and as a Member Acquisition and Annual Giving associate at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Madeline earned a M.A. in Art Administration and Public Policy and an M.A. in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. Her thesis chronicles the development and implementation of audience and market research in museums since the 20th century; analyzing three case studies that track the evolving use of this type of research. Madeline earned a B.F.A. at The Kansas City Art Institute with an emphasis on fiber studies.

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