Steve Hemlin

Deputy Assistant Director
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Serves as Deputy in the Department of Collections Management Services, Offsite Storage Manager, and Exhibition Deinstallation Coordinator for the Museum's Public Space Renewal Program.

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  • Currently manages exhibition deinstallation projects associated with the Museum's Public Space Renewal Program and the Offsite storage program
  • Managed the analysis and decontamination of artifacts collected from the September 11 sites, consulted with outside agencies regarding the care, treatment and display of artifacts they had collected
  • Managed the Building 17 artifact asbestos decontamination and relocation and building renovation project
  • Co-authored "Access Denied: Asbestos Contamination As Catalyst And Hindrance To Collections Retrieval and Preservation," published in the AIC Journal, 2000
  • Managed the relocation of the National Postal Museum collections from the National Museum of American History to the the current National Postal Museum site
  • Delivered presentation at the 1994 Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Annual Meeting, "Collecting, Care, and Documentation of Architectural Elements"
  • As a part of an academic team, taught the storage component of "Practical Applications of Collections Management," a course offered by the George Washington University Graduate Program in Museum Studies.
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