Biden selects FSAS International Curator Residency Awardee, Tsione Wolde-Michael

21 December, 2022

FSAS is delighted to share with you some wonderful news about alumna of FSAS’s International Curator Residency programme 2023, Tsione Wolde-Michael.

Tsione Wolde-Michael, Director of the Center for Restorative History at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, Washington DC has been chosen by US President Joe Biden to be the Executive Director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Tsione was awarded the International Curator Residency programme 2022 at Fire Station Artist’s Studios, which she took up in May 2022.

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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