Tessa Lummis

Tessa Lummis
Museum Studies Distance Education Instructor; Museum Registrar, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
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Tessa Lummis is the Museum Registrar of The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, where she oversees all areas of collections management for three unique collections: the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection, the Textile Museum collection and the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection. She manages the accessioning and deaccessioning of objects, as well as loans to and from the museum, object photography, and object storage.

Prior to this position, Mrs. Lummis has worked at a variety of fine arts institutions and historical resource centers including the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington DC, and the Samek Art Gallery in Lewisburg, PA. Most notably, she worked as part of the team to move The Textile Museum’s 20,000+ object collection to its new home at GW. She received her master’s degree in Museum Studies from GW in 2010, and her bachelor’s degree in Art History from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where she first gained a passion for collections management.