ABOUT ME


I became interested in museums and collections management after realizing that an archaeologist’s work has only begun after the artifacts are out of the ground. I am a firm believer in the value of collections-based research and the need for the kind of care required to ensure access to them. My career has allowed me to travel not only the United States, but the entire world through time with museum collections.


Some of my hobbies are hiking, baking, playing classical piano, reading history and fantasy novels, and attending craft shows. Collections of my own include fountain pens, comics, nail polish, and handmade ceramic mugs. I have also been a Zumba instructor for three years and love dancing to a good reggaeton beat!


I enjoy connecting with colleagues, new and old.
If you’d like to chat, please feel free to contact me.

dvalhambra@gmail.com