Margaret Walker Clair

Deputy Director

(202) 606-8458


Division of Preservation and Access

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Margaret Walker Clair is Deputy Director in the Division of Preservation and Access. She came to NEH in 2018 from Vanderbilt University, where she was the assistant curator of the Fine Arts Gallery. There she curated exhibitions on topics including First World War posters, the American etching revival, and portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler. She holds an AB in History from Princeton University and an MSc in the History of Art, Theory and Display from the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include the intersection of the arts and the First World War and museum history and management.