Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Auburn University, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Art
Website URL
art, visionary art, architecture, conservation, White House, Washington, DC, California, public history
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About Me

Cindi Malinick is the Director and Chief Curator of the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University in Auburn, AL. A successful senior executive and cultural administrator at museums, historic sites, educational institutions and not-for- profit corporations across the nation, her work has garnered awards from the American Alliance of Museums and support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Previously, Ms. Malinick served as the Vice President of Cultural Assets of Girl Scouts of the USA in Manhattan and Washington, DC, with stewardship and management responsibilities for the organization’s broad collection of fine and decorative arts that engages more than 100,000 visitors annually from around the nation and world. Earlier, she was the Deputy and Chief of Staff to the Senior Vice President of Historic Sites at the National Trust for Historic Preservation where she supported the management of a nationwide portfolio of museums/historic sites, encompassing more than 60,000 art/historical objects, over 4000 acres, and 200+ roofed structures.

Ms. Malinick holds a BA in Education from the College of William & Mary and an MA in Public History from the University of San Diego.

Recent Publications
  • “A Century of Role Models: First Ladies Elevating Girl Scouts.” White House History.  Washington, DC. White House Historical Association, in process for publication, Spring 2017.
  •  “Reflections on the Senses of Place.”  Forum Journal. Washington, DC.  National Trust for HistoricvPreservation, Summer 2014 (with co-author, Estevan Rael-Gálvez, PhD)
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Early Modern, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Gender, Government, Material Culture, Museums, Politics, Public History, Women