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Expert Profile


Samantha Hipe






Position Type:



United States of America

Years in the field:

1 – 5 Years

Areas of Expertise

Administrative Support, After-School Programs, Curatorial/Collections, Education, Exhibits development, Research & Evaluation, Social Media, Youth/Teen Programs

I found my love for working in museum collections and archives through working in the archives at Arcadia University while I was working on my BA in Cultural Anthropology. I worked from the ground up on a small collection where I did research, rehoused objects, and created mini exhibits with the objects for the university. I then continued to enjoy researching at Brunel University London where I earned my MSc with Merit in Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology. After moving from London to Las Cruces, NM, I started working as a Collections Assistant, hired under a grant from the Luce Foundation to digitize the art collection at the Las Cruces Museum System. When the grant ended, I moved up to become a Studio Programs Coordinator in the same system. As it was a part-time position, I went back to school to earn my Museum Studies Graduate Certificate at New Mexico State University to help enhance my working knowledge within the museum field. During my time at the Las Cruces Museums I have also found myself working as an Interim Exhibits Curator, where I worked with the community both in Las Cruces and Juarez, Mexico to bring exhibits to the public. As we say in small museums, I do a little bit of everything. I've done Studio Art work, taught kids how to pet snakes, prepared galleries for new exhibits, and worked on my leadership skills.


In my spare time, I love to dance West Coast Swing and I volunteer at the local animal shelter where I care for cats, walk dogs, and take photos of the animals to help them get adopted.

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