Inge Reist holds a doctorate from the University of Columbia, where she taught for several years, and is director emerita of the Center for the History of Collecting of the Frick Art Reference Library. She has also directed the photographic archives of the Frick Collection and has been president of the Association of Research Institutes in Art History. She is an expert in the history of collecting, on which she has published papers and given lectures at many museums and conferences. She has coedited Provenance: An Alternative Art History (2012) with Gail Feigenbaum, though she remains interested in other fields, as evidenced by “All the World’s a Stage: The Theater Conceit in Early Modern Italy” for the Blackwell Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art (2012). Her essays on the history of collecting include “The Fate of the Palais-Royal Collection, 1791–1800” in The Circulation of Works of Art in the Revolutionary Era 1789–1848 (2006); “Sacred Art in the Profane New World of Nineteenth-Century America” in Sacred Possessions: Collecting Italian Religious Art, 1500 to 1900 (2011); and “Helen Clay Frick, Charting Her Own Course” in Power Underestimated: American Women Art Collectors (2011).