Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Historical Society is pleased to welcome Jackie Pozza Reisner to the organization in the role of curator of American Indian collections. Reisner previously facilitated access to collections for the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago in addition to serving as registrar for the Native American Hall Renovation Project. In her role with the Society, she will foster content development and approaches for Indigenous perspectives and contemporary culture.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jackie to the team. Her prior experience stewarding collections, working collaboratively to foster traditional Indigenous collections care and facilitating community outreach positions her for success in her new role,” said Estella Chung, chief curator for the Wisconsin Historical Society.
As curator of American Indian collections, Reisner will oversee collection development and the intellectual stewardship of American Indian collections, as well as fostering knowledge with communities across Wisconsin and Indigenous communities nationally to encourage documentation of cultural and social history. She will also serve as a liaison for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).
Reisner holds a master’s degree and certificate in museum studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a bachelor’s degree and certificates in archaeology and classical studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also previously held collections management positions with both the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Historical Society.