Amalia Kozloff

Fabulous People: Amalia Kozloff

Amalia Kozloff is the curator at MoPOP (Museum of Pop Culture) in Seattle. “We are a unique museum that specializes in pop culture, which is a very broad topic. We have 13 galleries of exhibitions, over 80,000 artifacts in our collection, and do amazing public and educational programming.” Learn about Amalia Kozloff…

Hometown: Currently Seattle.

First job: Art gallery assistant at 16.

Favorite ways to spend your free time in WA: Exploring and photographing abandoned places.

Your biggest accomplishment and why: Each project that I work on is my next biggest accomplishment as I continue to push the envelope on design, accessibility, content and engagement in museum exhibitions. I truly believe that my biggest accomplishments are still ahead of me, and I look forward to seeing where I am in another five years.

The biggest obstacle you overcame: I became very ill with a disease that effects my parasympathetic nervous system when I was in my 20’s but managed to finish my graduate degree despite it and have continued to have a meaningful and full life and career.

Someone who inspires you and why: Honestly, the immensely talented colleagues I work with at MoPOP. Museum work can be challenging but seeing what we are able to produce as a team is incredibly fulfilling and rewarding.

Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: The process to becoming a museum curator requires patience and flexibility, as well as a wide breadth of knowledge. Don’t be afraid of following your passions but knowing a lot about a lot of things will help you in the long run.

Favorite quote: “I think that we have to realize that times of stress are also times that are signals for growth, and if we use adversity properly, we can grow through adversity.” –Dr. Abraham Twerski

Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: English is not my first language, and I speak multiple languages.

What makes someone fabulous: Being yourself and following your passion(s)!

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