Wonderful Women Wednesday: Claudine Klose

Each week, the Archives features a woman who has been a groundbreaker at the Smithsonian, past or present, in a series titled Wonderful Women Wednesday.

Claudine Klose was the program manager for the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at its inception in 1995. She retired as the Center’s deputy director in 2007. Klose was responsible for managing finances, personnel, and day-to-day operations. 

Prior to her leadership at the Center, Klose was an exhibition coordinator at the National Museum of American History since the 1970s. She was the project manager for large-scale exhibitions, including Information Age (1990) and Science in American Life (1994).

Three people pose with technology. Klose is holding up a circular toy that folds in and out and a fo

Related Resources

  • Lemelson Center Exhibition Records, 1996-2009, Accession 12-371, Smithsonian Institution Archives 
  • Lemelson Center Correspondence, 1993-2000, Accession 03-115, Smithsonian Institution Archives 

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