Kara L. Schneiderman, MA

Director of Collections, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University
Kara Schneiderman serves as director of collections for Harvard University's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, where she directs the departments of collections management, archives, registration, and conservation. With over 25 years of experience, Schneiderman has been a registrar and collections specialist in art, history, and academic museums. Prior to her arrival at Harvard in 2014, Schneiderman was the assistant director for collections and exhibition services and museum registrar at the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, and has held collections positions at the Louisiana State Museum, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum. She holds degrees in anthropology (BA, Barnard College), library science/archives management (MS, Simmons College), and art history (MA, University of Miami). Schneiderman is a graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute and serves as an American Alliance of Museum's Museum Assessment Program peer reviewer.


  • MA University of Miami