Rochester, N.Y., July 15, 2013—George Eastman House has hired Daniela Currò as preservation officer in its motion picture department; and Kellie Fraver as public relations manager and Molly Tarbell as copy editor and publications coordinator, both in the museum’s communications and engagement department.
Currò, a 2007 graduate of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at George Eastman House, spent the last five years working as a film preservation specialist for the Haghefilm Conservation Laboratories in Amsterdam. In her new role at Eastman House, Currò is responsible for design, budgeting, and implementation of preservation projects related to the motion picture film collection. She also serves as a mentor and supervisor to students in the Selznick program. Originally from Milan, Italy, Currò has a master’s degree in arts and humanities from Università degli Studi di Milano and is presently pursuing a second master’s degree in cultural economics and entrepreneurship at the Erasmus Universiteit in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She currently resides in Rochester.
Prior to joining the communications team at George Eastman House, Fraver spent the past six years of her career at Martino Flynn, a full-service advertising agency in Pittsford. She most recently served as a senior public relations and social media account executive. In her new role, Fraver is responsible for publicity and promotion for the museum’s exhibitions, programs, workshops, and events, including media relations and press release development. Fraver is an active member of the Rochester chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), serving on the board for the past four years, and having chaired the PRism Awards event for three years. She has a bachelor’s of art degree in communications from Hobart & William Smith Colleges. Originally from Honeoye Falls, New York, she currently lives in Rochester.
Tarbell joins the George Eastman House team after spending four years with the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) in Chicago. During her tenure there, Tarbell served as advancement coordinator and copy editor. She also co-curated HEAVEN+HELL, a collaborative exhibition of outsider art organized by LUMA and Intuit: the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art. In her new role at George Eastman House, Tarbell is responsible for editing, proofreading, and coordinating the production of museum publications; writing and editing articles for Films & Events—the museum’s bi-monthly members publication; coordinating website updates; and maintaining the museum’s publications inventory. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree in art history and gender studies, and a minor a journalism, from Loyola University Chicago. Originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland, Tarbell now resides in Rochester.
About George Eastman House
George Eastman House holds unparalleled collections, totaling more than four million objects, of photographs, motion pictures, cameras and technology, and photographically illustrated books. Established as an independent non-profit institution in 1947, it is the world’s oldest photography museum and third largest film archive in the United States. The museum is in Rochester, NY, and includes the National Historic Landmark house and gardens of George Eastman, the philanthropist and father of popular photography and motion picture film. Learn more at eastmanhouse.org.