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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Department of Anthropology

David Rosenthal

Collections Manager

Division: Collections Management and Conservation

Area of Specialization:
Collections Management

Fax:  301-238-3109
E-mail Address:

Department of Anthropology Mailing Address


Bachelor of Science, Anthropology, Towson University, 1988

Professional Activities:

I am responsible for the oversight of activities related to the 2.5 million archaeological and ethnographic objects in the NMNH Department of Anthropology collections. My primary objectives are preservation of and access to the collections for research and educational purposes.

Ethnology Collections, 2009, photo by Chip Clark3D Digitzation of San Lorenzo #1, Olmec Head(cast), 2012, Catalog number A419704, Photo by Lori Collins

Image above left: Ethnology Collections, 2009, Photo by Chip Clark
Image above right: 3D digitization of San Lorenzo #1, Olmec Head (cast), 2012, Catalog number A419704, Photo by Lori Collins

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