Steve Hemlin

Deputy Assistant Director
Research Specialties 
Role in Museum 

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.

  • 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.
Awards, Honors, and Special Recognition 
Professional Affiliations