Sally Y Shelton

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Sally Y Shelton


Current job: associate director and collections manager, Museum of Geology, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Faculty instructor for graduate/undergraduate museum courses (curation/conservation and exhibition/public programs) for SDSM&T and Black Hills State University. 

Past jobs: collections officer, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution; director of collections care and conservation, San Diego Natural History Museum. 

BS, Texas A&M University, Wildlife Sciences with Museum Science option; MA, Museum Science, Texas Tech University; post-graduate diploma in Geological Conservation, Sedgwick Museum, University of Cambridge. Past president, Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections. 2014 Dudley Wilkinson Award of Distinction, RCAAM. Outstanding volunteer for collections committee work, The Mammoth Site of South Dakota. 

Specializations: curation and conservation; permit law and policy; repository law, management, and policy; integrated pest management; management of Federal collections; collections building design.  

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