David Rush

Collections Manager

Work at HAI

David joined HAI in 2022, passionate about the storytelling ability of objects and always looking for hidden truths they can uncover. In his time at HAI, David has worked with clients big and small, public and private, and loves all the fresh experiences each new project brings.

Path to HAI

David is a D.C. area native and grew up riding the metro downtown each weekend to wander through the Smithsonians. It seems to have had an impact, as he earned his master’s degree in history museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program, completing coursework in collections management, exhibition development, historic preservation, and material culture. During his studies, David completed internships with the Arkell Museum and the Sheboygan County Historical Museum. He also holds a BA in history and computer science from the University of Vermont.