Doralynn Pines

Senior Consultant, Executive Search


Doralynn Pines is an executive manager, consultant, advisor, and administrator for museums, libraries, and other art institutions with over 35 years of experience.

As Associate Director for Administration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Doralynn administered and managed all departments reporting to the Director, including the curatorial, conservation, library, editorial, and collections management departments.  She also served as liaison to the administrative departments for budget, finance, operations and human resources.

More recently, she has used the knowledge she gained over decades at the Metropolitan to consult for the search firm Heidrick and Struggles, and to carry out an analysis of the creation and preservation of "born digital" materials for the New York Art Resources Consortium, comprised of the libraries of the Frick Collection, the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.  She also advised the Dresden Museums in Germany on strategic planning.

Doralynn serves and has served on the boards of the College Art Association, the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon in Old Chatham, New York, the Research Libraries Group, and the International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA). She has chaired the Finance Committee of the ICMA. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the Department of Art History and Archaeology of Columbia University, the Friends Council of Avery Library, and the Advisory Board of the Noguchi Museum. 

After majoring in art history at Barnard College, Doralynn earned an M.A. from NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, an M.S. from Columbia University’s School of Library Service, and a PhD in Art History from Columbia’s Department of Art History and Archaeology.