Emily Rezes

Class of 2020


Emily Rezes received her B.A. in Archaeology and Art History from Johns Hopkins University in 2014. As an undergraduate student, her coursework through the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum introduced her to archaeological material properties and various forms of technical analysis. Following graduation, she completed conservation internships at the Maryland State Archives, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Through these positions she gained experience in the conservation of books and paper, archaeological and ethnographic materials, and outdoor bronze and stone sculpture, respectively. Her most recent internship was in the conservation of the dry coral collection at the American Museum of Natural History. During her time at the National Museum of the American Indian, Emily researched and treated objects and textiles selected for the exhibition Unbound: Narrative Art of the Plains. She also had the opportunity to participate in consultations and collaborations with Native artists. Inspired by this work, Emily hopes to explore the importance of collections access and the growing influence of consultations in conservation treatment decisions while studying with the UCLA/Getty Conservation Program. Emily is also interested in expanding her knowledge of treating organic materials and in gaining experience in archaeological field conservation.



Jeffrey P. Cunard Graduate Fellow