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Kara Lewis

Kara Lewis

Collections Information System Administrator / Analyst
Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian

Kara Lewis is the Collections Information System Administrator/Analyst at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

She strategizes NMAI’s collections information architecture to support and highlight the collections care, shared stewardship, and digitization initiatives.

Kara is currently focused on integrating NMAI’s collections information and digital asset management systems, building efficient methods for knowledge sharing with Native communities, and supporting equity and accessibility initiatives.

Her recent research explores re-envisioning collections management systems beyond object-centric processes to more effectively prioritize people, stories, and relationships.

Kara Lewis