Samantha Tracy (Diné), Collections Manager

Samantha Tracy is Diné from Fort Defiance, Arizona, and is a recent graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), where she received a BFA in Museum Studies. Samantha was a 2018-2019 Anne Ray Intern for the School for Advanced Research, and currently is a 2018-2019 Native Arts and Culture Mentor Apprentice Fellow. Samantha has previously worked with collections at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) and the Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts, and has also worked with fine art packaging at Astilli Fine Art Services. Her interest in collection management is ensuring the preservation and protection of objects through proper care and handling. She is also interested in collaborating with Indigenous communities for representation within museum collections.