Address & Phone

Albany Institute of History & Art
125 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210

Phone: 518-463-4478
Fax: 518-462-1522


For general information, please email


Staff Directory

Director's Office

W. Douglas McCombs, PhD, Interim Director:, ext. 428



W. Douglas McCombs, PhD, Chief Curator:, ext. 428

Rebecca Chartier-Hobson, Registrar:, ext. 414

Matt LaFleur, Exhibition Designer/Preparator:, ext. 438

Diane Shewchuk, Curator:, ext. 441

Albany African American History Project

Tricia Barbagallo, Historian for Albany African American History Project:, ext. 415



Nicholas DeMarco, Director of Development:, ext. 437

Mimi Fahy, Special Events Associate:, ext. 418

Hannah McNamee, Membership Associate:, ext. 406

Emma Montross, Development Database Associate:, ext. 402


Visitor Services & Museum Shop

Adam Dederick, Manager of Visitor Services and Retail Operations:, ext. 455

Elizabeth Bechand, Senior Shop Associate:, ext. 459

Laura Morrill, Shop Desk Associate:, ext. 424

Ron Ross, Visitor Services Associate:, ext. 400



Joe Benassi, Director of Facility Operations:, ext. 444

Larry Decoste, Security Officer

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