Deborah Emmons-Andarawis is the Curator of Historic Cherry Hill, an accredited historic house museum and research center in Albany, NY. At Cherry Hill, Emmons-Andarawis is responsible for the physical and intellectual management of the Van Rensselaer family collection of 70,000 objects, manuscripts, textiles, books, photographs, and one historic house. She has created and taught a course at Historic Cherry Hill for the University at Albany called “Artifact Analysis in Historical Scholarship;” this course allows students to draw upon both artifact and manuscript resources at Cherry Hill in order to undertake original research. Emmons-Andarawis has presented at multiple “Museums in Conversation” conferences on innovative approaches to interpretation at historic house museums, and her article “Embodying Value in Harrowing Times” was published in the summer 2012 issue of History News. Emmons-Andarawis is an alumna of Barnard College (BA 1997), the University at Albany (MA 2008), and the Attingham Summer School (2010).
Back to: Advisory