Kasey Hamilton

Class of 2020


Kasey Hamilton graduated from Tulane University in 2013 with a B.S. in chemistry and a minor in art history. As an undergraduate student she performed research in archaeological chemistry and conservation science, at Tulane and the Department of Scientific Research at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. She hopes to apply her background in chemistry to the understanding of cultural heritage materials, degradation processes, and methods of analysis. Since receiving her Bachelor’s degree, she has gained a variety of experiences in conservation and allied professions, holding internships in museum conservation labs including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, and the Natural Science Collections Conservation lab at the American Museum of Natural History. She has also worked with conservators in private practice on outdoor sculpture, as well as books and paper. As a pre-program student, she has treated a variety of organic and inorganic objects and artifacts, performed analyses to better understand materials and methods of construction, and acted as New York Regional Liaison for the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network of the American Institute of Conservation. She also worked as a registrar at the American Museum of Natural History, where she has assisted with traveling exhibitions. Kasey’s professional interests include archaeological residue analysis, preventive conservation, materials testing, and outreach and advocacy in conservation.