Alumni

PLACEMENT OF GRADUATES

Elizabeth Chayes (née Werden) | Conservator in Private Practice/co-founder Indigo Arts Alliance, Laguna Niguel, CA
The Sacred Rock Art Site of Painted Rock: Preservation through Conservation Documentation Methodologies (2008)

Tessa de Alarcon | Project Conservator, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA 
Evaluation of Two Fluorescent Dyes used in Immunofluorescent Microscopy for the Detection of Proteinaceous Binding Media In Wall Painting (2012)

Colette Badmagharian | Contract Conservator, Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 
Piecing together the History of an 18th-century printed Armenian Prayer Scroll: The Study of Cultural Context and Manufacturing Techniques (2016)

Christian de Brer | Conservator, Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, CA 
Investigations into the Deterioration of the Chinchorro Mummies held in the Museo Arqueológico San Miguel de Azapa in Arica, Chile (2008)

Betsy Burr | Samuel H. Kress Fellowship, Objects Conservation, Arizona State Museum 
Dye analysis of archaeological Peruvian textiles using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) (2016)

Lily Doan | Objects Conservator, Rosa Lowinger and Associates, Los Angeles, CA 
From Ethnographic to Contemporary: How an Artist Interview May Direct the Study and Conservation Treatment of a Balinese Cili Figure (2012)

Brittany Dolph Dinneen | Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Objects Conservation, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 
Experimentation with and Evaluation of Ethyl Silicate-Based Group Formulations for Potential Application to Weathered and/or Porous Silicaceous Stones  (2014)

Elizabeth Drolet | Conservator in Private Practice, Los Angeles, CA 
Characterization of the Deterioration of Low-Fired Ceramics in Varying Burial Environments (2012)

Ayesha Fuentes | PhD Candidate, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, UK 
Technical Examination of Ritual Bone Ornament Ensemble from Himalayan Region with Notes on Treatment and Handling (2014)

Siska Genbrugge | Assistant Conservator, Royal Museum for Central African Art, Tervuren, Belgium 
Analyses and Conservation of a Mummy Cartonnage (2010)

Molly Gleeson | Schwartz Project Conservator, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA 
Approaches to Cultural Heritage Preservation among Native Museums in Southern California (2008)

Geneva Griswold | Associate Conservator, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA 
Treatment of a Tuscarora Headdress: Consultation and Material Selection (2014)

Lauren Horelick | Conservator, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C. 
The Occurrence and Detection of Gunpowder in Haitian Charms(2010)

Dawn Kriss (née Lohnas) | Conservation Researcher, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 
Evaluating the effectiveness of calcium hydroxide nanoparticle dispersions for the consolidation of painted Earthen Architectural Surfaces (2012)

Nicole Ledoux | Project Conservator, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA 
An Investigation of Loss compensation materials for the Conservation of Coiled Basketry (2012)

Allison Lewis | Conservator, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA 
The Characterization of Archaeological Amber Using Ultraviolet Fluorescence (2008)

Jiafang Liang | Conservator, Shaanxi Archaeological Institute, Xi'an, China 
Scientific Investigation of Green Waxy Paint on Egyptian Polychrome Artifacts (2010)

Linda Lin | E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Conservator for Arts of Asia, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ 
Technical Study and Treatment of a Pair of Japanese Masks (2010)

Caitlin Mahony | Samuel H. Kress Fellow, Objects Conservation, Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD 
Examining Two Novel Consolidants for the Treatment of Powdering Leather Suffering from the Acidic Deterioration Commonly Referred to as ‘Red Rot (2014)

Casey Mallinckrodt | Contract Conservator, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA 
The Technical Analysis of an Ancient Egyptian/Ptolemaic Sarcophagus Lid from the Collection of the San Diego Museum of Man (2014)

Tom McClintock | Conservator in Private Practice, Los Angeles, CA 
Documentation and Technical Study of Torqua Cave (2016)

Lesley Mirling (née Day) | Samuel H. Kress Fellow, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT 
A Study of the Moiré Pattern of Tortoiseshell: Morphology of the Pattern, Techniques for Documentation, and Alterations of the Pattern and Shell by Accelerated Light Aging  (2016)

Suzanne Morris | Conservator and Partner, AZ Conservation, Los Angeles, CA 
The Analysis and Treatment of a Polychrome Gilded Head of St. Michael (2010)

Madeleine Neiman | Project Conservator, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA 
The Alteration of Cinnabar in Archaeological Roman Wall Paintings (2014)

Alexis North | Project Conservator, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA 
Biomimetic Hydroxyapatite as a New Inorganic Consolidant for Archaeological Bone (2014)

Robin OHern | Contract Conservator, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C. 
On the Surface: A Cultural and Scientific Analysis of Two Western African Komo Masks' Surfaces (2012)

Steven Pickman | Conservator in Private Practice, Washington D.C. 
Examination of Some Bronze Corrosion Products with Polarized Light Microscopy (2008)

Cindy Lee Scott | Contract Conservator, Canada Museum of Science and Technology, Ottawa, Canada 
An investigation into the Chemistry and Removal of Unrefined Shellac from Ceramics Substrates via Hydrolysis (2012)

William Shelley | Postgraduate Intern, Antiquities Conservation, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA 
Biocorrosion of Archaeological Glass (2016)

Carinne Tzadik | Contract Conservator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA. 
Conservation, Analysis and Treatment of Jaina Figurines (2014)

Özge Gençay Üstün | Assistant Conservator, Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Los Angeles, CA 
Limitations of Handheld XRF instruments as a quantitative tool for analyzing heavy metal pesticides on organic art objects (2008)

Heather White | Contract Conservator, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO 
An Analysis of Unidentified Dark Materials Between Inlaid Motifs on Andean Wooden Qeros (2016)