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Office of Curatorial Affairs

The Office of Curatorial Affairs preserves, documents, interprets, and makes accessible the collections and scholarship of the Museum in support of the Museum's mission and in accord with standards of quality and practice that maintain the Museum's leadership in the field. The office provides vision for the Museum's collections, research, and exhibition development activities; coordinates and integrates activities in the departments of history and collections management services and ensures responsible and coordinated management of resources within and between these two departments; and aids all of curatorial affairs in prioritizing projects and program activities.

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Staff

Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs
Curator Emeritus
Assistant Director, Curatorial Affairs
Project Assistant
Assistant Director, Collections and Archives; Chair, Archives Center
Program Manager