Ann B. N'Gadi

Technical Information Specialist/Webmaster


Phone: 301-238-1224
Fax: 301-238-3709
E-mail Address: NgadiA [at]

Museum Conservation Institute
Smithsonian Institution
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, MD 20746


B.A., Anthropology, University of Oregon (1987)
M.L.S. University of Maryland (1992)
Additional studies: University of Pittsburgh (Archaeology Field School, Summer 1986), Westminster College, PA (History), Anne Arundel Community College (Notary Public)

Research Specialties and Interests

  • Anthropology and archaeology
  • Computer applications for information science and retrieval
  • Internet applications and social media
  • Public Relations
  • Publications and editing

Past Research Activities

Local Organizing Committee for the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) 14th Annual Conference (1998-1999)
Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor (collateral duty) for the Smithsonian Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs (1995-2001)

Exhibition Projects

Within the Emperor’s Garden: The Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion
Santos: Substance and Soul

Professional Activities

  • Smithsonian Webmasters (2004-Present)
  • American Library Association (1995-Present)
  • Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) Bibliographic Conservation Information Network (BCIN) Content Review Board (1993-Present)
  • Boy Scouts of America National 100 Year Logo Contest National Judge (2007)
  • Association of North American Graduate Programs in Conservation (ANAGPIC) Local Organizing Committee, 26th Annual Conference (1999-2000)

  • Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) 14th Annual Conference (1998-1999)

  • ICOM Committee for Conservation 10th Triennial Meeting Local Organizing Committee assistant (1992-1993)

  • Smithsonian Institution Research (Bibliographic) Information System (SIRIS/SIBIS) Users Advisory Committee (1988-1992)

Awards, Honors and Special Recognitions

Unsung Hero Certificate (1999)
Certificate of Appreciation, SPNHC Local Organizing Committee (1999)
Certificate of Appreciation, SPNHC (1999)
Special Service Award, CAL (1997)
Letter of Appreciation, Smithsonian Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies (1996)
PRIDE Award, Smithsonian Institution (1996)
Letter of Appreciation, Smithsonian OEEMA (1995)
Certificate of Award, Smithsonian NMNH (1988)
Letter of Commendation, Smithsonian NMNH (1988)

Recent Publications

N'Gadi, Ann B. and von Endt, David W. (eds.) 1999. 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, Washington, DC, June 27-July 2, 1999 Annual Meeting Program with Abstracts. Washington, DC: SCMRE.

Related Links (to projects or collaborations)

Bibliographic Conservation Information Network (BCIN) –
Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (AATA) Online -