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Sarah Demb

Museum of London
Museum Archivist and Records Manager
Sarah R Demb has been a records professional for over 15 years. Currently she is Museum Archivist and Records Manager for the Museum of London. Previously, she was Records Management Advisor for the London Museums Hub, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of a strategic plan to improve records management across the Geffrye Museum, the Horniman Museum, the Museum of London (lead partner) and the London Transport Museum, as well as for providing training and advice to over 240 non-national museums in the London region. Prior to to this, she was Project Manager at the International Records Management Trust (also based in London). From 1996 to 2001, she was the first full-time professional archivist at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (Harvard University) and from 2001-2003, Technical Services Archivist at the National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution). Sarah holds an MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been a member of SAA since 1994 and was on the Steering Committe of UT Austin's SAA Student Chapter in 1995/96. She later served as Chair of the Museum Archives Section in 2000-2001. Sarah wrote four chapters of the SAA publication Museum Archives: An Introduction; and is co-author of Records Management for Museums and Galleries: An Introduction with Charlotte Brunskill (Chandos Publications, 2012).