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Biography of William G. Allman, White House Curator
William G. Allman (Bill) became the Curator of the White House on August 1, 2002, having served in the office as a Curatorial Assistant and then an Assistant Curator since 1976. The Office of the Curator is charged with the preservation and study of the collection of art, furniture and decorative objects used to furnish both the public and private rooms of the White House as an official residence and as an accredited historic house museum. It also maintains a wide variety of historical records about the building and its occupants for use in replying to the great number of inquiries received from scholars, the press and the public.
A native and resident of Bethesda, Maryland, Bill holds a B.A. in History from the University of Maryland and an M.A. in American Studies with Museum Concentration from The George Washington University. Bill contributed extensively to the 1999 revised and expanded second edition of Official White House China by Margaret Klapthor and authored the catalog section of The White House: Its Historic Furnishings & First Families by Betty C. Monkman in 2000. He has also written for White House History, the semi-annual journal of the White House Historical Association, and lectures frequently on the White House collection.