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Edward L. Ryan

Assistant Registrar for Shipping and Receiving

B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University

Role in Museum: 
  • Manages the Shipping and Receiving Program for Museum Objects (OPF).
  • Oversees and supervises the daily activities in OPF for shipping and receiving museum collections.
  • As Team Leader, sets program priorities and objectives in support of the Major Museum Initiatives, the Affiliations Program, and Collections Managment Services' goals and objectives, priorities and annual work plan.


  • Durham Western Heritage Museum
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Outgoing Loans:

  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • SITES: First Ladies: From Parlor to Politics traveling exhibition, September 11: Bearing Witness to History traveling exhibition (SITES)
  • Castle Commons
  • Centre de Cultura Barcelona

NMAH Exhibitions:

  • Separate Is Not Equal: Brown vs. Board of Education
  • The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
  • The Tumultuous 50's
  • Vote: The Machinery of Democracy
  • So Proudly We Hail
  • Ralph Bunche
  • American Encounters
  • America on the Move

NMAH Acquisitions:

  • George Sidney Collection
  • Herbie Hancock Musical Instruments
  • Red Norvo and Benny Carter Collections