Collections Management Specialist, Smithsonian National Collections Program
Samantha Snell is the Collections Management Specialist for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Collections Program (NCP). In this position, she works to improve Smithsonian-wide collections emergency management and collections management professional development training, as well as to support other priority pan-Institutional collections initiatives. She is the chair of the Preparedness and Response in Collections Emergencies (PRICE), the first central collections emergency response team for the Smithsonian. Prior to joining NCP in 2016, Sam had a 15-year career at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum’s (NASM) collections department. During her tenure at NASM, she worked on numerous projects that spanned various units within the Museum, including documentation, transportation, handling, and installation of artifacts at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and is a member of the American Institute for Conservation Emergency Committee, C2C Care Outreach Advisory Group, and the Heritage Emergency National Task Force.