Decorative Arts & Design History

Smithsonian Associates in partnership with
The George Washington University

Samantha Viksnins

Samantha Viksnins


Samantha Viksnins CPA, CFE is an alumna of the Smithsonian-Mason MA in the History of Decorative Arts. During her tenure as a student in the program, Samantha specialized in East-West trade routes and design dialogue. After finishing at HDA, Samantha spent more than a year working as project manager on the Freer|Sackler Asian Art Provenance Connections Project. In addition to her work as a management consultant, Samantha has been active in the art world in roles ranging from media liaison for the inaugural Singapore Biennale 2006 to serving as an art educator for non-profit organizations.