Office of the Director
The Office of the Director is the Museum’s principal administrative unit.
Elizabeth Brashers, MBA
Interim Executive Director
Systems and Support Analyst
The Development Division maintains communications with friends and supporters, and secures private gifts and grants to support the Museum’s mission.
Collections & 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.
Madeleine Fang, MA, MAC
Leslie Freund, MA
Natasha Johnson, MA
Melissa LaFortune, MA
Education & 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.
Ernest Jolly, MFA
Gallery Manager and Education Coordinator
The Division coordinates the Museum’s response to international restitution 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.
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.
Linda Waterfield, MA
Head of Registration
Research, Information, & 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.
Michael Black, PhD
Head of Research and Information
Paolo Pellegatti, MA
Archaeological Research and Archives