Museum Divisions

Visit the Museum Directory for specific inquiries. Visit the Campus Directory to contact specific staff members.

Office of the Director

The Office of the Director is the Museum’s principal administrative unit.

PAHMA-Admin@berkeley.edu
(510) 642-3681

Benjamin W. Porter, PhD
Director

Sharyn O'Keefe
Administrative Manager

Rafael Magdaleno
Financial Analyst

Malaysha Nolan
Human Resources

Development

The Development Division maintains communications with friends and supporters, and secures private gifts and grants to support the Museum’s mission.

PAHMA-Development@berkeley.edu
(510) 642-3683

David Tozer, MA, PgDL
Head of Development

Jenny Meyer, MA
Development Associate

Collections and Conservation

The Collections and Conservation Division is responsible for all aspects of care and preservation of the Museum’s collections and for facilitating access to them.

PAHMA-Collections@berkeley.edu
(510) 643-7648

Madeleine Fang, MA, MAC
Conservator

Leslie Freund, MA
Collections Manager

Natasha Johnson, MA
Collections Manager

Education and Interpretation

The Education and Interpretation Division oversees the use of the Museum for teaching and learning. This includes exhibit development and design, planning of tours, and making the Museum’s collections and exhibits accessible and engaging for audiences from the Berkeley community and beyond.

PAHMA-Education@berkeley.edu
510-642-2361

Adam Nilsen, PhD
Head of Education and Interpretation

Katie Fleming
Gallery Manager and Education Coordinator

Jessica Moreno
Assistant Gallery Manager

Cultural Policy and Repatriation

In partnership with UC Berkeley and UC system decision-makers, the Cultural Policy and Repatriation Division administers the Museum’s continued compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). The Division also coordinates the Museum’s response to international restitution and traditional care requests, provides assessments as part of Museum due diligence for potential acquisitions, contributes to stakeholder outreach for programming, and serves as liaison to the Museum’s Native American Advisory Council.

PAHMA-Repatriation@berkeley.edu
(510) 643-8230

Jordan Jacobs, MPhil
Head of Cultural Policy and Repatriation

Martina Smith, MA
Cultural Policy and Repatriation Specialist
 

Registration

The Registration Division oversees and implements collections policies and procedures on acquisitions, deaccessions, loans, analytical sampling, insurance, and risk management, and coordinates research access and maintains the intellectual documentation and records related to the Museum’s collections. The Division supports professional education through museum studies internships on the Berkeley campus and in partnership with accredited graduate museum studies programs.

PAHMA-Registration@berkeley.edu
(510) 643-6390

Linda Waterfield, MA
Head of Registration

Research, Information, and Publications

The Research, Information, and Publications Division is responsible for managing and improving the Museum’s knowledge about its collections, providing the means and tools to use this information, facilitating research on the collections, and disseminating information about the Museum’s collections to its many audiences.

PAHMA-Research@berkeley.edu

Michael Black, PhD
Head of Research and Information

Ira Jacknis, PhD
Head of Research and Publications

Raksmey Mam
Systems and Support Analyst

Paolo Pellegatti, MA
Archaeologist

Visiting Research Scholars

The Hearst Museum regularly hosts campus-approved visiting research scholars who are investigating and publishing collections.

Alexis T. Boutin, PhD
Project: The Dilmun Bioarchaeology Project

Vanessa Davies, PhD
Project: Conversations on Race and Egyptology in the Early Twentieth Century
Project: 3D Palaeographic Analysis of Scarabs from the Phoebe A. Hearst Expedition to Naga ed-Deir, Egypt