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.
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
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