Tsione Wolde-Michael


Tsione Wolde-Michael (she/her/hers) is a Curator of African American Social Justice History at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History where she also serves as Director for the Center for Restorative History. Her work focuses on redress and restorative justice in museums through innovative approaches to community engagement, collections management, cultural heritage, and exhibitions.

Her international work in Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Africa, and the United Kingdom has focused on collaborating with local art and public history institutions to reinterpret colonial collections. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Women and Gender Studies from Macalester College and her MA in History from Harvard University.

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