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Emily Schmitz

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Curatorial Assistant


M.A. in Museum Studies from New York University, and a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and French Studies from Duke University.

Research Interests

Emily is particularly interested in the ethical safeguarding and display of cultural heritage, decolonizing practices in museum settings, and creating socially-conscious exhibitions that foster community and spark important dialogue. Her work with insect specimens at the museum has sparked an interest in entomology and changed how she views insects when she comes across them in her daily life. Prior to coming to the AMNH, she worked and interned at several museums around New York City.