Expert Profile


Samantha Hipe






Position Type:

Las Cruces

New Mexico

United States of America

Years in the field:

1 – 5 Years

Areas of Expertise

Curatorial/Collections, Exhibits development, Research & Evaluation

I am currently working with the Las Cruces Museum of Art as a contractor under a grant from the Luce Foundation. Here I have been completing research on artists and working towards making the online database more accessible to future researchers. I have also created a virtual art exhibit of work in our collection that went live in spring 2021. I love the work I am doing and I hope to continue working in the museum sector after my contract ends.


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.


I also work for the local Animal Shelter as an Office Assistant and in my spare time I love to dance West Coast Swing.