Renée Pfister is an esteemed art director, curator, registrar, and business consultant with over three decades of experience of working in the museums and art world. In 2010, she founded Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy, a London-based boutique art consultancy, working with a wide range of clients, from major corporations and established art institutions to local government agencies and private individuals across the world.

Her professional career began as an assistant curator at the British Museum in 1992, where she was involved in realising major projects, such as the Great Court and Weston Gallery of Roman Britain. As a registrar at the Tate Gallery from 1999 to 2006, she was responsible for managing acquisitions and ground-breaking International Programme exhibitions in Europe, the Americas, and the Far East.

In 2006, Renée moved to the commercial world by joining the international art logistics company Gander & White as Associate Director for Museums & Galleries. In charge of the expansion of the Museums & Galleries Division of the company, she also won new clients from the UK, US, Europe, and Far East.

She returned to the public sector and was employed at the Science Museum as Collections Manager in 2009, where she was in charge of the Collections Management Team and approximately 200,000 objects. Subsequently, she worked for the late Sir Anthony Caro as an exhibition strategist. 

Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy quickly established a loyal portfolio of clients: Whitney Museum of American Art; Morgan Library & Museum, both in New York; the British Embassy, Paris; the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, the Government Art Collection, the German Embassy and Waltham Forest Council, London; the Victoria Museum, Kyiv and the Pushkin Museum State Museum of Fine Art, Moscow, providing them with a wide range of collection and exhibition management services. The consultancy also represents many international artists, such as Peter Zimmermann, Chris Tille, Alexandra Carr, and Elisa Bracher, to name but a few. 

More recently Renée worked with the Serpentine Gallery London,  Torus Torus Studios Tyne & Wear; Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit; National Library Canberra; Islamic Arts Biennale Jeddah and the Manar Light Project Abu Dhabi. 

Renée shares her years of knowledge and experience through leading courses on The Business of the Visual Arts and Curating & Exhibition Management at City University London. She also lectures at Sotheby’s Institute of Art London and other UK institutions and has given papers at international conferences. Art in all its forms is a passion for Renée. She and her consultancy team are always open to future collaborations with artists and institutions worldwide.