Carrie Christoffersen (Sarah Thompson/Newseum)

Carrie Christoffersen
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Carrie Christoffersen

Senior vice president, executive director and curator

Carrie Christoffersen was part of the original team that opened the Newseum in 1997. Her expertise is focused chiefly in collections stewardship and exhibit development. Carrie has both a deep knowledge about the Newseum’s one-of-a-kind artifacts and a broad perspective about the evolution of museum curation. As curator of collections, Carrie manages and maintains all aspects of the Newseum’s permanent collection – including artifacts dating to 1255 BCE and print news items dating to 1493 CE – from acquisition and conservation to exhibition and records management. She is also responsible for the planning and development of new exhibits.