Andrew Washburn

Andrew Washburn

Andrew Washburn

Curator

502-782-8214
andrew.washburn@ky.gov

Though a new resident of Kentucky, Andrew credits his grandparents of Bourbon and Perry Counties and his father (UK Class of 1968) as inspiration in his passion for history. He has spent the last nineteen years out west and up north. He worked in institutions in Washington, California, Montana, and Alaska. In these environments, Andrew developed an interest and expertise in maritime history and material culture, American Indian and Alaska Native history, and labor history in resource extraction industries. Most recently he served as Registrar for the Alaska State Museums in Juneau. His career has also included nontraditional museum work as program manager for Seattleā€™s beloved experiential learning heritage organization, The Center for Wooden Boats. This latter experience instilled in him a desire for museum collections used in creative ways to not just educate but also inspire. Andrew has a BA from Kenyon College in Ohio and a MA from San Francisco State University in California.

Staff member since 2020