Tamara Dissi

Class of 2022


Tamara Dissi obtained a BA in art history from the University of California, Berkeley in 2016. Her participation in the conservation of the Temple of Winged Lions in Petra, Jordan in 2015 solidified her intention to pursue archaeological conservation. Since graduating, she has held several positions related to conservation. She served as a Conservation Intern for Broadening Access, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, at both the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Freer-Sackler Gallery in Washington D. C. At these institutions, she worked in the paintings, paper, and objects laboratories on a variety of artworks. In addition, she worked as conservation technician with Manthey Fine Art Conservation. Tamara has a particular interest in the art and archaeology of the Near East and hopes to engage with conservation research and outreach abroad.