WILLIAMSBURG, Va., February 1, 2013 – Martha B. Katz-Hyman of Newport News has joined the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation as a curator, with primary responsibility for providing curatorial support in developing media elements for exhibition galleries at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, planned to replace the Yorktown Victory Center by late 2016.
As an independent curator since 2008, Ms. Katz-Hyman has worked with historic sites and museums from Virginia to New Jersey, including the American History Workshop on interpretive planning for a major history exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. She is co-editor of “World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States,” published in 2011.
Ms. Katz-Hyman worked at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation from 1985 to 2008 as an assistant and associate curator and, most recently, as an architectural conservation project manager. She has a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Simmons College in Boston and received her master’s degree in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Programs of the State University of New York at Oneonta.