Welcome to Mae Casey, the museum’s new Curator!

We are so excited to introduce Mae Casey, our new Curator.  She completed her education in December 2018, earning a Master’s in Library and Information Science as well as graduate certificates in Digital Information Management and Archival Studies.  Library science is a second career for Mae, who holds undergraduate degrees in Secondary Education with an English concentration and in Spanish with a Portuguese concentration.  She was a successful educator for 13 years in Tucson before returning to school.

In her coursework, Mae studied traditional arrangement and description in institutional archives, as well as the rise of community archives.  She had the opportunity to intern at Arizona State Museum, Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage’s Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections and Pima Air and Space Museum prior to her hiring.  Mae is excited to have found a position that allows her to use her full arsenal of skills, from both education and library science, in a museum setting.

Mae’s spare time is spent reading, crocheting and hanging out with her crazy dog, Sadie Ann.  She is an avid Pittsburgh hockey and football fan and is, in fact, looking for a new fantasy football league to join.  Mostly, she is adjusting to life in a career that doesn’t require hundreds of extra hours of grading, parent phones calls and lesson plans and just trying to figure out what adults do in their spare time.

As our Curator, Mae will be tackling the accreditation process, conservation concerns, exhibition plans and archival inventory. She can be reached at mcasey@390th.org.

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