Lisa Palmer

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Lisa Palmer

Adjunct Professor of Collections Management, Museum Studies Program


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While a graduate student at the George Washington University Museum Studies Program, Professor Palmer was a student of Marie Malaro.  She now applies the same rigor to the collections management class that she co-teaches with Deb Hull-Walski.  Professor Palmer, a collections management specialist at NMNH, works with the largest fish collections in the world especially the care of osteological specimens.  In addition, Professor Palmer oversees the physical and intellectual management of two-dimensional paper and film-based collections.


Current Outside Position

  • Collections Manager at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Department of Vertebrate Zoology



BA in Zoology, University of Maine
MA in Museum Studies, The George Washington University


Professional Organizations

  • Society of the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)
  • American Alliance of Museums