Ms. Delaney has a special interest in American visual culture, especially as expressed through the photographic arts. In addition to American visual culture, her research interests include early Daguerreian-era photography, the history of art photography, Eadweard Muybridge’s locomotion studies, contemporary photojournalism and Washington, D.C., photography.
Her most recent exhibition project is a companion to her first book, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Warriors: A Photographic History by Gertrude Käsebier, jointly sponsored by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, and the National Museum of American History. She also chaired the editorial committee and wrote the introduction for the book, Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection.
Michelle Anne Delaney serves as Senior Program Officer in the Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture. She works with senior leadership, museum directors and staff to develop and implement the Smithsonian's strategic plans, national campaign, educational, web and digital strategy, and revenue and business policies. She is currently a History PhD. candidate at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.