Kathryn Speckart

Kathryn Glenn Speckart
Museum Studies Distance Education Instructor,
Museum Studies Program
[email protected]

Current Outside Work

Kathryn is the Associate Curator at the U.S. Diplomacy Center, U.S. Department of State.  In her current position, Kathryn oversees and interprets a growing new collection of diplomacy-related objects and guides exhibition content development as a member of the team building the new museum. In addition, Kathryn is the instructor for the GWU Museum Studies Distance Education Program’s course “Collections Management: Legal and Ethical Issues.”  

Publications and Appearances

C-SPAN American History TV, Part 1: https://www.c-span.org/video/?439201-2/us-diplomacy-center-museum-collec... Part 2: https://www.c-span.org/video/?439201-3/us-diplomacy-center-museum-collec...(aired January 2018)

“Collecting the Opening with Cuba: A U.S. Museum's Opportunity to Preserve Diplomatic History in Real Time,” Museum International: The Role of Museums in a Changing Society, Vol. 68, No 271-272, pp. 148-157 (hardcopy 2016; online 2017)

Moderator, “Canadian Six: A Personal Account” program at the Department of State with Kathleen Stafford, former U.S. Embassy Tehran employee and Toni Hiley, CIA Museum Director, April 2017 https://vimeo.com/212918832/91fed0d2aa  

“Unclaimed Loans Statutes” reference table, pp. 328-336, A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections, Malaro & DeAngelis, 2012

“Old Loans:  State Legislation Through 2009” reference table, pp. 91-96, Museum Registration Methods 5th Edition, Buck and Gilmore, 2010

“State by State Old Loan Legislation” reference table, pp. 28-31, Collection Conundrums, Buck & Gilmore, 2007



Master of Arts, Museum Studies, George Washington University, May 1999

Recipient, Marie Malaro Excellence in Research and Writing Award, GW, 1999

BA, History, French Literature Minor, University of California, San Diego, 1995