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Timothy Anne Burnside


Timothy Anne Burnside is a Curatorial Museum Specialist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC (NMAAHC). She works closely with musicians, artists and others to build collections and develop exhibitions and programs that offer accurate and rich representations of history and cultural expression. Timothy began her career with the Smithsonian in 2003 at the National Museum of American History, and launched that museum’s hip-hop collecting initiative in 2006. She has since worked on many exhibitions and projects, including the NMAAHC’s exhibition about the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. She is currently working on multiple inaugural exhibitions and projects for the NMAAHC’s grand opening in 2016. Timothy studied History, English, and Music Performance at Lawrence University and Museum Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Watch Past Performances

Video 7/9/2015: Beat Sessions: J Dilla

A panel discussion that takes an up-close look at the music and life of James Dewitt Yancey (aka J Dilla) from the unique perspective of fellow music producers, highly-respected DJs, incredible artists, and special guests. Guests include Amp Fiddler, Slum Village, Musiq Soulchild, DJ Spinna, Georgia Anne Muldrow, 9th Wonder and Timothy Anne Burnside (Smithsonian NMAAHC). This program may contain mature themes and strong language. Part of D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Festival and the 10th Annual D.C. Loves Dilla festivities at the Kennedy Center and The Howard Theatre.

Timothy Anne Burnside