Yuki Hibben

  • Senior Curator

  • Associate Professor
  • Special Collections and Archives

Yuki Hibben serves as part of the leadership team for Special Collections and Archives and is committed to engaging students, faculty, and the community through outstanding collections and services. Her professional interests include building primary source materials and publications that document the experiences and contributions of traditionally marginalized and oppressed individuals and groups. She has served as a VCU Recruitment Inclusive Champion since 2020.

Hibben oversees collection development and management of rare books and manuscripts at the James Branch Cabell location of Special Collections and Archives including nationally significant collections of comic arts and contemporary artists’ books. She works closely with donors and community organizations to build archival collections focused on women’s history and activism; LGBTQIA history and activism; civil rights and school desegregation; urban planning and development; and the visual, literary, and performing arts in Central Virginia. She has been a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists since 2012.

Prior to this appointment, Hibben served as the Collection Librarian for the Arts, building resources in all formats to advance VCU’s top-ranking School of the Arts. She also taught studio art courses for Virginia Commonwealth, Drexel, and Temple universities. Born in Tokyo, Hibben is Asian American and speaks fluent Japanese.


M.S.L.S., the Catholic University of America
M.F.A. in Sculpture, Temple University’s Tyler School of Art
B.A. in Fine Arts, the College of William and Mary
C.A. Academy of Certified Archivists