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Kayla Kramer
Kayla Kramer
  • Kayla Kramer
  • Museum Technician
  • Phone:   (202) 633-1628
  • E-mail Address:   kramerka atsiedu
  • Mailing Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 106
    Washington, DC 20013-7012
  • Shipping Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th & Constitution NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0106


Kayla began working in museum collections when she was 16 in the Anthropology Department of the Milwaukee Public Museum. She quickly realized that working with museum objects sparked her curiosity and led to unexpected connections between people, objects, and places. Kayla attended Beloit College, where she pursued these interests within their Anthropology and Museum Studies programs. She worked in the collections of the Logan Museum of Anthropology during her undergraduate career, and became even more interested museum anthropology, ethnographic collections, and collections management. Kayla completed her master's degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Museum and Field Studies Program, and worked in the Botany and Anthropology collections at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History. Her interests include ethnographic collections, museum anthropology, and object collections research.


M.S. University of Colorado - Boulder (2013). Museum and Field Studies, Anthropology
B.A. Beloit College (2011). Anthropology, Classical Civilizations, Museum Studies


Kramer, Kayla. Object biographies: A Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Nation Buckskin and Quillwork Outfit, a Nez Perce Woman's Buckskin Dress, a Ramos Polychrome Jar, and a Navajo Man's Military Style-Jacket. M.S., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2013.

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