Barbara Paris Gifford is an Associate Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) with a specialty in fashion and jewelry. She has been part of the curatorial team for 14 exhibitions, including Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin (2015), Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years, Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture (2017), and The World of Anna Sui (2019).  Her current show, 45 Stories in Jewelry: 1947 to Now, is on display for the coming year and is accompanied by a catalogue. She has written for many publications and exhibition books, and has participated in numerous roundtable discussions and symposiums. She holds a Master of Arts degree in the History of the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture from the Bard Graduate Center.