The Rosenberg Library welcomes new Museum Curator

 The Rosenberg Library welcomes new Museum Curator
Museum Curator, Ivy Albright adding additional artwork to the McCullough Room at the Rosenberg Library.

I’m Ivy Albright and I started as the Museum Curator at the Rosenberg Library in September 2021. I am excited to be part of the greater Galveston community and I am quickly settling into island life.

I am a Native Texan originally from Taylor, Texas. I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a B.A. in History. Thereafter, I attended George Washington University in Washington D.C. earning my M.A. in Museum Studies.

My first museum job was working as staff at the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville, Texas where I fell in love with storytelling and the ability to work with collections. After that, I focused on building a federal career in our Nation’s Capital, where I lived for 5 years. Most recently, I worked for the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum (and I will deeply miss driving around on my forklift). But perhaps my favorite previous museum job was working at the National Woman’s Party at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument located on Capitol Hill. However, I really missed my home state of Texas, and found the Rosenberg Library.

I have a strong background in collections management in which I plan to prioritize high quality collections care for the Museum. Although, I am the most excited to foster diversity and inclusion by developing, curating and interpreting exhibits that are equitable and comprehensive to all of Galveston’s unique history. I cannot wait to meet everyone and please reach out anytime for a quick hello or to ask me about cool Smithsonian stories! You can reach me at ialbright@rosenberg-library.org or 409-763-8854 ext. 125.