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Anne Cottingham

Exhibition & Office Manager, Contemporary Arts

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsArt Department Coordinator - Office Manager - Project Manager


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About me

Experienced contemporary art collection/museum and sales manager with extensive background in high-value, international shipping logistics, loans facilitation to institutions worldwide, archival processes, and operations including staff management. Excellent public relations skills. High profile client, patron, and VIP liaison. Event management including both gallery and fundraising events. Strong interpersonal skills. Canada/E.U. citizenship.


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  • Art Administration
  • Photography
  • Events
  • Social Media
  • Office Management
  • Exhibition Management
  • Contemporary Arts
  • Staff Management
  • Database Management

Work history


Research and Sales Administrator

KK Art at White Cube

Aug 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Act as primary liaison between White Cube and KK Art regarding all aspects of the business Management of artwork inventory, including external storage, photography, framing and conservation where relevant Preparation of all legal documentation required for consignments, sales or loans Coordinate shipment of artworks via art handlers, including TA management and customs documentation for both import and export Maintain budget for exhibitions, assist management of yearly accounts and forecasting Liaise with clients regarding offers, purchases, interests and any other queries; maintain client database Artist engagement related to exhibition preparation and management including travel booking Managed office renovation, liaising with decorator, electrician and shelving designer Maintain artworks database; oversaw transition from Gallery Manager to Collectrium


Assistant Director

Rennie Collection

Feb 2014 - Aug 2015
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Full Time
  • Management and coordination of artwork loan to gallery and museum exhibitions worldwide Staff management, including hiring and supervision of both interns and gallery support staff Management of artwork inventory, including in-house and external storage, photography, framing and conservation where relevant Coordinated shipment of artworks via freight and art handlers, including customs documentation Artist engagement related to exhibition preparation and management Advised partner charitable organisations on best fundraising practice related to events hosted in Wing Sang; assisted in solicitation of donations Liaised with high profile political and philanthropic patrons both locally and internationally Managed events and tours including booking, staff assignment and VIP liaison Supported function and event management for exhibit openings and charitable functions Operational oversight of social media and marketing Developed collection operational systems and processes working in partnership with the Director from gallery inception including warehouse renovation, transition of database from Art Systems to Collector Systems and preparation of exhibit catalogues


Studio Administrator

Andrew Dadson Studio

Mar 2012 - Aug 2015
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Freelance
  • Part-time role. Andrew Dadson is an emerging contemporary artist based in Vancouver. Galleria Franco Noero in Turin, Italy and David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles represent Dadson. His work has been exhibited all over the world. Administrative studio management including invoicing, record of works, sales and exhibits. Create written statements regarding Dadson’s artwork to be used for marketing and press relations. Gallery liaison on behalf of the artist.


Visual Arts Editor

Vancouver is Awesome

Mar 2011 - Dec 2012
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Freelance
  • A widely read local blog with 90,000 unique visitors monthly, ViA seeks to identify the ‘awesome’ people and events in Vancouver and the surrounding area. Maintained weekly blog featuring interviews with, and articles about people involved in the arts community in Vancouver.



Rennie Collection

May 2010 - Jan 2014
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Full Time
  • Coordinated loans of artwork to exhibitions worldwide including shipping and customs Maintained gallery contact list of 4,000+ people used for all events Developed, designed and maintained all marketing collateral including press release, invitations, website and social media; grew Twitter following to 1,000+ and e-news subscriptions to 1,400+ Assisted with the move of the entire collection of artworks from one warehouse to another, including coordinating a full physical inventory of all the works Scheduled tours and answered general public and education requests Liaised with construction and maintenance contractors, including gardening, janitorial and builders Spearheaded the creation of a streamlined, web-based tour registration system Coordinated shipment of 300+ catalogues all over the world, bi-annually Assisted artists and special guests with travel arrangements, including visas, travel and hotel bookings Performed general administrative duties including answering telephones, maintaining department files, records and reference materials, supply ordering, and equipment maintenance Promoted from an intern role providing tours of exhibitions to the public and special event assistance while a university student


Sales Associate & Framer

Artrageous Pictures & Framing

Sep 2006 - Jan 2011
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Full Time
  • Artrageous is a small custom framing shop with emphasis on archival practice; it also has a retail component of greeting cards and gifts. Part-time role during university studies.


Administrative Assistant (Correspondence Department)

Office of the Prime Minister of Canada

Jan 2006 - Aug 2006
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • Full Time
  • Stephen Harper was elected to the role of Prime Minister of Canada in January 2006. All mail sent to PM Harper is initially sorted by the Privy Council Office. All mail determined to be partisan in nature is sent to the Correspondence Department in the Office of the Prime Minister for response. Working in cooperation with Prime Minister’s Office, Privy Council Office, Ministries, MP Offices prepared general mail merge responses by both email and regular mail and co-ordinated and maintained the online contact database. Responsible for Emergency Preparedness for the whole Correspondence department. Supply maintenance, filing. Resigned with good reference to pursue a fine arts degree.


Correspondence/Administrative Assistant

Office of the Leader of the Opposition of Canada

May 2005 - Jan 2006
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • Full Time
  • As the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, Stephen Harper was the Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition until his election to Prime Minister in 2006.



Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography

Emily Carr University of Art & Design

Sep 2006 - May 2010
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Major in Photography; courses in b&w and colour film processing and printing, studio practices, darkroom, digital editing, composition, and concept. Exchange term at Edinburgh College of Art, fall semester 2008.


Bachelor of Arts (Honours), History

Carleton University

Sep 2002 - May 2006
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • Major in History, minor in Art History.