Dan Pomeroy, “The Tennessee State Museum, Then and Now”
Responsible for all collections management and historical interpretive work at the State Museum, which opened a new 140,000 square-foot facility in Nashville in October 2018. Other duties include object/artifact acquisition (both purchase and donation), study/documentation, storage & inventory, conservation/restoration, insurance, legal issues, and disposition of the museum’s collection of approximately one hundred seventy thousand objects, and for objects loaned to the museum or museum loans to other institutions. Responsible for collections issues and curatorial interpretation in exhibits design and installation and for the development and implementation of a state-wide traveling exhibits program. A computer-based collections management system was developed and installed, with an on-line collections access system currently in design, expected to be implemented in the summer of 2019. Based to a great extent on the strength of the collection and its professional management, the State Museum became accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 2004.