About Karen Kroslowitz

Karen has been with the Museum since 2007, when she first began consolidating the collections into offsite storage. A self-proclaimed museum geek, she holds several degrees including a Masters in Museum Studies and has published in the journal Museums and Social Issues. As director of collections, Karen advocates for the health and well-being of CHM’s artifacts, attends to the legal aspects of acquisitions and loans, and collaborates with a wide range of people on a daily basis.

Articles by Karen Kroslowitz(3)

Volunteers, start your laptops!

Volunteers, start your laptops!

 Oct 07, 2013 Behind the Scenes
The race is on! The Computer History Museum was recently awarded a prestigious two-year federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to catalog 10,000 backlogged physical objects (hardware and ephemera). That’s a lot to accomplish in such a short time but we know we’ll cross the Finish Line with our collections volunteers. Read More
The Artifact Doctor Will See You Now

The Artifact Doctor Will See You Now

 Apr 08, 2013 Behind the Scenes
What do a lame fox, loose disk drive reels and J.M. Jacquard’s dirty face have in common? Read More
Preservation, Conservation, Restoration: What’s the Difference?

Preservation, Conservation, Restoration: What’s the Difference?

 Oct 26, 2012 Behind the Scenes
In the course of my work managing CHM’s collections, I often hear people use the terms preservation, conservation, and restoration synonymously. In everyday use, that’s fine. However, these terms actually mean something quite different inside the walls of a museum. Read More