Stanneke Pijpers’ work on the Steinway Diary Project contributed diary annotations about the Steinways’ social outings to concerts, operas, theater plays, balls, and other events. Pijpers found her knowledge of German and her degree in American Studies quite helpful as she researched 1880s New York City nightlife and the types of performances attended by the Steinways.
Pijpers received a master’s degree in American studies from the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and has a graduate certificate degree in museum exhibition planning and design from Georgetown University. She has worked at the American Association of Museums, the Stephen Decatur House Museum, Gadsby’s Tavern in Old Town, Alexandria, and the Phillips Collection. She currently resides in Washington, DC, with husband David, and their children. Pijpers recently resigned from her job as an information specialist at the American Association of Museums to be a full-time mom.