Shir is an art historian with extensive expertise in provenance research and the history of collecting, regularly working and volunteering as a researcher in art institutions for over a decade. Her professional experience includes assistant positions in contemporary art and antiques galleries in Israel and in the UK, and at Christie's Auction House. She worked as a provenance researcher at the Company for Location and Restitution of Holocaust Victims' Assets in Israel, where she cooperated with numerous museums and archives located all over the world. Since moving to the Bay Area, Shir took on a researcher position at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, worked as a Cultural Arts Director at the Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center and has been giving numerous lectures.
Recently published papers:
- The International Journal of Art and Art History 3(1), pp.83-97: The Value of Objects: A Case Study in Material Culture (2015).]