Daniele Gair is the Manager and Registrar of the Xavier University Art Collection. A certified antiques appraiser, Ms. Gair received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a minor in Women’s Studies, from Newcomb College of Tulane University. She is an experienced writer and researcher, beginning with her career in Tulane’s Institutional Advancement Office. Her involvement with the arts began with managing a small gallery post-Hurricane Katrina. This led to a position at M.S. Rau Antiques, where she researched 19th- & 20th-century European fine art, antiques and jewelry, contributed to online and print catalogues and created ads for such publications as the Wall Street Journal. Since joining the Xavier family in 2014, Ms. Gair has catalogued and arranged the conservation and installation of the extensive works featured in the collection. She has worked on major exhibitions at the Xavier University Art Gallery, including Queen: An Exhibition and ICONS: Ideals of Black Masculinity, exhibits of select works from the collection of CCH Pounder. She has also spoken to students about the collection and about the vocation of art collection management. She has written articles for Southeastern Antiquing Magazine and served as co-editor of Nineteenth Century European Painting: From Barbizon to Belle Époque by William Rau. Her writing has also been featured in Walking Raddy: The Baby Dolls of New Orleans by Dr. Kim Vaz-Deville and Phillip Collier’s Making New Orleans.