Sebastián Encina (BA in anthropology and history, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY; MA in anthropology, George Washington University; MSI, University of Michigan) has been Collections Manager at the Kelsey Museum since 2003. Previously, he worked at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in the Anthropology Department. He was also a program assistant at the Institute of Museum and Library Services, as well as an archivist and cataloguer at the George Eastman House.
During his time at the Kelsey, he has been responsible for the museum’s database and its conversion from FileMaker Pro to KE Software's Electronic Museum management system. In 2007/8, he planned the move of collections and registry from the third floor of the Kelsey’s Newberry Hall to its current location in the basement of the Upjohn Exhibit Wing. He also designed the new collections storage space as well as archives.
In his day-to-day registry role, he has been involved with exhibitions, classes, and publications. He also works closely with researchers using the Kelsey collections.