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

Diane Shewchuk, curator:, ext. 441

Sarah Kirby, registrar: kirbys@albanyinstitute.orgext. 414

Matt LaFleur exhibition designer/preparator:, ext. 438


Albany African American History Project

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

Lacey Wilson, Public Historian for Albany African American History Project:, ext. 431



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

Ron Ross, visitor services assistant:, ext. 400



Joe Benassi, director of facility:, ext. 444

Janine Moon, security officer:, ext. 453

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