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Chambers: New Senior Curator of Ketchikan Museum Collections


November 24, 2014
Monday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The Ketchikan Museum Department announced this month that Hayley Chambers is the new Senior Curator of Collections. Hayley comes from the Sitka National Historic Park where she catalogued and rehoused a collection of Alaska Native ceremonial regalia. Previously, Hayley worked as Curator of Collections and Exhibits for the Sitka Historical Museum and as Curator for Deadwood History Inc. and the Historic Adams House in Deadwood, South Dakota.

Hayley Chambers, Senior Curator of Collections
Photograph courtesy Ketchikan Museums

Hayley received her Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies and English from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia and her Master of Arts in Public History and Museum Studies from the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Hayley's diverse experience also includes collections work at the Kentucky Historical Society, Museum of Danish America, and the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive. Hayley is also on the Board of Directors for Museums Alaska, the statewide museum association.

The Museum Department operates two museums: the Tongass Historical Museum and the Totem Heritage Center. Together, the museums offer a wide array of permanent and temporary exhibitions, public presentations, educational programs, classes, and workshops.

Anita Maxwell Sr. Curator of Programs stated in a news release, "We are thrilled that Hayley has joined the Ketchikan Museums team. Her enthusiasm for upcoming collections projects and new endeavors for the Museum Department make her a wonderful fit for the Museums and our community."

The annual pay range for the Senior Curator of Collections' position is 46,800 - $53,000 depending upon experience.

Haley is replacing Andrew Washburn who accepted a new position as Registrar for the Alaska State Museum in Juneau in September.

Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews




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