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Veronica Jacobs-Edmondson

Senior Collections Assistant

Veronica Jacobs-Edmondson (she/her) is the Senior Collections Assistant of the Stanford University Archaeology Collections. She has a BA in Anthropology with a biological emphasis from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MA in Museum Anthropology from Columbia University, where she collaboratively curated and designed a permanent exhibit highlighting the effects of climate change on contemporary culture in the Margaret Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples at the American Museum of Natural History. Her graduate research at Columbia largely focused on challenging traditional curatorial authority and the role of the 'outsider' in historic cultural knowledge-building. Before coming to SUAC, Jacobs-Edmondson worked with many types of museum collections, including those at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, USC Pacific Asia Museum, and San Diego Museum of Us (formerly Museum of Man). Her experience with collections ranges from working in osteology laboratories to working with contemporary fine art, with everything in between, but her expertise lies in 3D material culture and human skeletal biology. Jacobs-Edmondson is responsible for the physical care of the objects at SUAC along with records and data management. She is passionate about ethical and respectful collecting, display, and stewardship of material culture, as well as ensuring equitable access to cultural collections, education, and resources.

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Building 460, Room 020