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Shari A. Stout

Collections Manager, Work & Industry

M.A., Museum Studies, George Washington University
B.A., University of Richmond

Collections Manager in the Division of Work & Industry.  Responsible for the care of a wide range of collections including: transportation, timekeeping, sound recording, natural resources, mining, engineering, agriculture, and food technology.

Collections Manager for the exhibitions:  America on the Move, On the Water, and the Power Hall.

Research Specialties: 
  • Publication:  In Collections Care and Stewardship Innovative Approaches for Museums Edited by Juilee Decker, Chapter Four, “The Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge: A Partnership,” Mary Coughlin, the George Washington University and Shari Stout, the National Museum of American History
  • Guest Speaker at the National Museum of Industrial History: Stories from the Museum:  Collecting the History of Coal Mining in Pennsylvania, and the First Coal Mine Photography Underground
  • Teaches preventive conservation, and focuses on re-housing of collections.



Role in Museum: 

Co-Head of the Collections Forum / Idea Exchange.


Restoration of Infinity, Jose de Rivera sculpture at the museum's entrance.

Awards, Honors, and Special Recognition: 

National Museum of American History Peer Award in 2013 and 2015