Douglas Shawn is Art Services International's Deputy Director for Exhibitions, having joined ASI in 1991. He assists the Director with the selection of ASI's exhibition offerings, and works with guest curators on the shaping of exhibition content. He researches and prepares museum offering materials, develops tour itineraries, oversees hosting contracts, and serves as the prime contact with museum administrators and curators in arranging presentations of ASI's traveling exhibitions.
Doug studied art and architectural history in Oxford, England, and graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in art history. He received a degree in Museum Science from Universitá Internazionale del'Arte in Florence, Italy, and a certificate in Editing and Publications from Georgetown University.
For eight years Doug worked at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, first as the Curatorial Assistant to the Curator of Contemporary Art and the Chief Curator, and then as a Special Programs Coordinator in the Education Department. He developed and executed all of the Corcoran's adult programming related to the Museum's permanent collection of American and European art, as well as for temporary exhibitions such as The 41st Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting; L'Amour fou: Photography and Surrealism; and Facing History: The Black Image in American Art; 1710-1940. Doug was a contributing author for the exhibition catalogue, American Master Drawings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and was the editor of two other Corcoran exhibition catalogues --Terra Sancta: Photographs from Israel and Sinai, Nepal and the North American Deserts and Haden, Whistler, and Pennell: Three Master Printmakers in the Corcoran Gallery.
Doug is a native and resident of Alexandria, Virginia.