Scott Scholz

Scott edit SM dropScott joined Dumbarton House in 2008 as the Museum Curator, served as Deputy Director and Curator from 2010 to 2019, and is now the Chief Curator, NSCDA. He leads Dumbarton House collections and curatorial efforts, ensuring best practice in collections management and exhibition development. Manages the Collections Management Policy, NSCDA Archives Policy, and Historic Furnishings Plan, and leads exhibition development team. He also serve as curatorial advisor to NSCDA museums nationally.  In addition, Scott also helps establish mutually beneficial relations with collectors, donors, dealers and auction houses; and regularly speaks on behalf of the museum on topics surrounding, life, decorative arts and material culture in the Federal Period. Scott sits on the boards of the Historic House Museum Consortium (HHMC), the Washington Decorative Arts Forum (WDAF), and the Stratford Hall Historic Interiors Advisory Panel.

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 a hippo, write a best-selling novel, and grill the perfect steak.