Barbara Tuceling Announces Retirement

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  • Barbara Tuceling, Director of The Smithsonian Associates (TSA), announces her retirement after thirty-eight years at the Smithsonian. Tuceling came to the Smithsonian in 1975 to work in the Associates Travel Program, now called Smithsonian Journeys. She became the deputy director of The Smithsonian Associates, when it formed out of two existing units, the National Associate Program and the Resident Associate Program, more than twenty years ago. For the last eight years, Tuceling has served as director of TSA.
  • Fredie Adelman will serve as the Interim Director of TSA. Adelman has been Director of Exhibits for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) since 1994. Prior to coming to the Smithsonian, she was the assistant director of a small museum of Jewish history in Washington, D.C. Adelman holds a Bachelor's degree in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College, and Master's degree in museum education from The George Washington University.


  • Tuceling, Barbara
  • Adelman, Fredie
  • Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
  • Smithsonian Associates, The


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SI Email Announcements, "Barbara Tuceling Retires from The Smithsonian Associates," March 5, 2013

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


March 5, 2013


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