American frame history can be taught to interested
individuals, museum groups, docents and appraisers.
Programs can be tailored to your specific needs and time considerations. Handouts and resources are provided to participants.

Lectures & Public Programs

Lectures on frames and frame history are always a crowd pleaser. Talks can be tailored to the specific needs of your organization and can include artworks from pertinent, specific collections are requested. Powerpoint presentations, frame clinics and gallery talks are among the options available.

NYU SCPS Appraisal Studies Program - adjunct faculty and conference presenter; Sotheby’s Education - created Collection Management seminar; Appraiser’s Association of America - authored picture frame certification exam.


Writing and Research

Having researched and written extensively on the topic of American frames I am able to perform research as needed and to write on frames for magazines, journals, museum projects and exhibition catalogs.

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“Her presentation was engaging, thorough, professional, but at the same time, very accessible to a general audience.  I heard nothing but complimentary remarks from all in attendance, in fact, several of the docents commented that Ms. Smeaton was the best lecturer we have ever had on any topic.”

Kerry Zack, Education Coordinator,
University of Kentucky Art Museum

“Suzanne’s Keynote was riveting- I heard conversations praising this event all week. Her experiences and knowledge are invaluable to our industry. Her class was also very well done. Her presentation was well organized and the images and examples she chose helped illustrate her points. The class was well received by all who attended and I heard many talking about it over the following days.”

Harry Gaston, CPF, Gastonart & Frame
(Professional Picture Framers Association
annual convention attendee)