Megan Salas

Class of 2020


Megan Salas is originally from Los Angeles. She received her B.A. (magna cum laude) from Yale University in 2013 with a double major in History of Art and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. She became interested in conservation as an undergraduate student and did an internship in objects conservation at the Yale University Art Gallery under supervision of Carol Snow. She helped to treat a Byzantine floor mosaic from Gerasa as well as Boeotian ceramic objects. Megan’s work experience also includes a summer internship at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont, where she treated a carousel horse under supervision of Nancie Ravenel. Since 2015, she has worked in Los Angeles for Aneta Zebala Paintings Conservation on easel and panel paintings as well as murals. She is currently working with Christian de Brer at the Fowler Museum, where she has most recently been treating Chinese and Vietnamese masks. Her interests include ancient production techniques, pigment identification, and non destructive material analysis.