Natalie Gleason received a Master's Degree in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology in 2018. She has nearly a decade of experience taking part in archaeological excavations abroad, working both in the field and in the museum as project Registrar. Natalie has brought her experience working with ancient artifacts to the collections and registration departments of a number of museums over the past five years, most recently working at the Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology at the Pacific School of Religion and the Denver Art Museum.
Natalie joined the Magnes in November 2018 as Assistant Registrar and is excited to be working with the art and cultural legacy of Jewish life, a topic which has been of interest to her for many years. Since starting at the Magnes, Natalie has been working primarily with two of the museum’s most recent acquisitions, the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection and the Roman Vishniac Archive, helping to properly document each collection and ensure their proper housing. Natalie is excited to help oversee such a dynamic and ever-expanding collection at the Magnes as well a work with such a wonderful team of individuals dedicated to the stewardship of the history and culture that is embodied in the objects and archives.