Tamara Schwarz

  • What I do, where I work

  • I lead the content development team in the Exhibits Studio at California Academy of Sciences. We’re responsible for interpretive strategy, content research and development, and exhibit registration for all Academy exhibitions. I’m interested in museums as venues for civic engagement; digital technology in museums; and integration of art and science, among other things.

  • Current position

  • Associate Director of Exhibit Content Development at California Academy of Sciences

Earlier positions

  • Senior Manager of Experience Design at Chabot Space & Science Center

  • Webmaster at Chabot Space & Science Center

  • Exhibitions Manager at Chabot Space & Science Center


  • More about me

  • I’ve developed exhibit, web, and multimedia projects on science and historical topics. I’m a generalist, and love that my work gives me the opportunity to learn so much with each project I do. I am fascinated by the varied ways that museums and other cultural and educational organizations carve out their roles in our communities, and the potential for expanding and changing those roles to be relevant to more people. I live in Oakland, CA, frequent the Bay Area’s amazing farmers markets, and love to read recipes and cookbooks and think about what I’ll be cooking next.