Marci Burton

Class of 2018

UCLA/Getty Conservation Program

A210 Fowler Building

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1510

Phone: (310) 825-9407



Marci Jefcoat Burton graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a BA in Forensic Chemistry with an Art History Minor. Marci’s introduction to art conservation was during an art history lecture about the restoration of the bronze Riace Warrior sculptures from 5th century BCE Greece. Recognizing that the conservation process required techniques similar to those learned in chemistry and studio art, she knew that she wanted to pursue this path. Marci’s pre-program experience consists of research into polymeric materials and the treatment of ethnographic, painting, textile, paper, photograph, and technological objects. Marci has interned with the conservation laboratories of private practice conservators in San Francisco, as well as the following Smithsonian Institution laboratories: the Museum Conservation Institute (MCI), National Air and Space Museum (NASM), and the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). In Summer 2014, she was the Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Intern at the Huntington Library in Pasadena. While at the NMAI, Marci researched and treated various objects and textiles selected for the recently opened NMAI exhibition, “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations”. This experience inspired Marci to pursue archaeological and ethnographic objects conservation. Marci is eager to expand her foundation of material cultural heritage preservation through the curriculum established with the UCLA/Getty Conservation Program, including non-destructive material analysis, methods of preservation for indigenous collections, and research into environmental effects for ethnographic and archaeological collections.