Rebecca Kennedy
Independent Collections Manager/Registrar at Curae Collections Care LLC


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Rebecca Kennedy


With almost twenty years of experience, Rebecca Kennedy has worked with a variety of collections and cultural institutions to improve the preservation and management of collections. After receiving a MA in Museum Studies from The George Washington University, Rebecca worked in preservation and collections management at the Smithsonian Institution for eleven years before starting Curae in 2018.  

Rebecca received a certification in First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis from ICCROM in 2016 giving her the tools to train other cultural institutions on collections emergencies. Rebecca is the former chair of the ARCS and AIC Emergency Committees and the DC Alliance for Response Steering Committee and was an inaugural member of the Smithsonian’s Preparedness and Response in Collections Emergency (PRICE) group. In the last several years, she has responded to dozens of institutional and national emergencies for cultural heritage support. 

Rebecca serves on committees for the American Institute for Conservation (AIC), American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and the Association of Registrars and Collections Specialist (ARCS) to support the museum field as well is an editor for the Collections Journal. She is an instructor on Collections Management for the George Washington University and is an active mentor in the Collections Stewardship Mentorship Program. Rebecca is a peer-reviewed Professional Associate (PA) of AIC for her contributions as an allied professional to the conservation community.   

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