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The Museum will be open on Wednesday, January 28, during regular hours, from 10 am to 5:45 pm. Due to the weather, some programs have been cancelled. Please check here for a full list, and check back for regular updates.

Regular updates will also be posted to our Facebook page and Twitter account (@AMNH).

Staff Profiles

Ruth O'Leary

Director of Collections, Archives and Preparation

  • Education


      B.Sc. National University of Ireland, Cork, 1995
      M.A. City College of New York, CUNY, 2004

  • Overall responsibility for all Paleontology collections
  • Supervisor of the Fossil Preparation Lab
  • Management of collections staff and preparation lab staff
  • Accessioning of specimens for FARB, Fossil Fish and Fossil Mammal collections
  • Management of Osborn Library and divisional archives
  • Co-manager of the Fossil Mammal collection
  • Director of Building 3A renovation moves
  • Collection database development
  • Website design and maintenance
  • Security, access, and emergency response issues
  • Publications


American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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