Elizabeth Hansen

Museum, Media and History services



A historian, curator, public programmer, and certified archivist, Elizabeth Hansen provides program planning, curation, and digital strategy services to museums and archives as well as proxy research services to filmmakers, television producers, authors, curators, and scholars. Her work coordinating the Texas Film Round-Up for the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) earned the organization the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Wow Award as well as a Leadership in History Award of Merit in 2010. She also earned TAMI a 2013 AASLH Leadership in History Award of Merit as a member of its website redevelopment team.

Elizabeth has held positions at the Country Music Hall of Fame and MuseumLBJ Presidential Library and the Bullock Texas State History Museum, where she contributed to the design and implementation of the museum's award-winning website (2015 American Alliance of Museums' Muse AwardTexas Association of Museums' Mitchell A. Wilder Publication Design Award). She is an advocate for collaboration between museums and served for five years as an elected member of the executive committee of the Austin Museum Partnership (AMP).

An experienced radio producer, Elizabeth was awarded the Southeast Journalism Conference's Best News Story Award as a reporter at WMOT in 2001. From 2006 to 2015, she taught radio production to Austin teens as an assistant adult coordinator for Youth Spin, a weekly news and public affairs program on KOOP. She is also the founder of the College Radio Archive, a project set to launch in late 2016.

Elizabeth holds a master's degree in media studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Middle Tennessee State University.

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Need access to an archival collection? Since 2008, I have helped filmmakers, academics, authors, and other clients access documents and artifacts in archives, libraries, and museums. With more than eight years of experience working in archives, I am able to navigate archival arrangement and locate the materials you need quickly and efficiently.  I primarily conduct research in institutions located in the Kansas City (MO/KS), Memphis (TN), and Austin (TX) areas, including:

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