Scott Scholz

Scott edit SM dropScott joined Dumbarton House in 2008 as the Museum Curator and was promoted to Deputy Director and Curator in 2010. Scott mainly oversees all aspects of the build, grounds, and collections. He conducts research on the museum collections and recommends and acquires new objects for acquisition to the museum collection. Scott also helps establish mutually beneficial relations with collectors, donors, dealers and auction houses. In addition, Scott regularly speaks on behalf of the museum on topics surrounding, life, decorative arts and Material Culture in the Federal Period. Scott was an Adjunct Professor at Corcoran College of Art & Design in 2011 and 2013 and at George Mason in 2013.

Besides his career, Scott also conducts lectures and research on Pennsylvania Cabinetmaker John Rupp and has published John Rupp and the Painted Furniture of the Rupp Cabinet Manufactory, Hanover, Pennsylvania in 2007.

Joined Dumbarton House in: 2008


In his free time he can be found scouring auctions for inter-war period design and period architecture and cabinetmaker books. When he grows up, Scott’s goal in life is to paint a masterpiece, tame hippos, write a best-selling novel, and grill the perfect steak.