INTEGRATING PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION INTO A COLLECTIONS MOVE AND REHOUSING PROJECT AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
EMILY KAPLAN, LESLIE WILLIAMSON, RACHAEL PERKINS ARENSTEIN, ANGELA YVARRA MCGREW, & MARK FEITL
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EMILY KAPLAN received a BA in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 1984, and an MAC in Art Conservation from Queen's University in 1993. Following graduate school she was a postgraduate fellow at the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education and then at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian, Research Branch. She has served as objects conservator at the National Museum of the American Indian, from 1996 to the present and was assistant move coordinator for Conservation from 1999 to 2004 at the Cultural Resources Center. Address: National Museum of the American Indian, Cultural Resources Center, 4220 Silver Hill Rd., Suitland, MD 20746. email@example.com
LESLIE WILLIAMSON received a BA in Art with a minor in Chemistry from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in 1988, and an MS in Art Conservation with a major in paintings from the University of Delaware/Winterthur Art Conservation Program in 1992. Following graduate school, she was a postgraduate fellow at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. She served as objects conservator for the National Museum of the American Indian Research Branch in the Bronx, from 1993 to 1999, then as assistant move coordinator for conservation at the NMAI Research Branch through 2004. Address: as for Kaplan.
RACHAEL PERKINS ARENSTEIN received a BA in Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies from Cornell University in 1992 and her conservation degree from the Institute of Archaeology at the University of London in 1997. Following graduate school, she completed internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, and the Israel Museum. She served as objects conservator at the Harvard Peabody Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology in Cambridge, Massachusetts and exhibits conservator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. She was objects conservator and assistant manager for conservation for the National Museum of the American Indian Move Project at the Research Branch in the Bronx, from 2001 to 2004. Address: 1 Rectory Lane, Scarsdale, NY 10583; firstname.lastname@example.org
ANGELA MCGREW received a BA in Anthropology from the University of California Santa Cruz in 1992 and an MA in Anthropology and Museum Studies from California State University at Chico in 2002. She served as a conservation technician and museum specialist at the National Museum of the American Indian Research Branch in the Bronx, from 1996-2004. She is currently associate conservator at the Autry National Center. Address: 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 900271462; email@example.com
MARK FEITL received a BA in Zoology from Miami University in 1994 and an MA in Museum Studies from George Washington University in 1998. He was employed for four and a half years in the Collections Management Department of the National Museum of the American Indian's Cultural Resources as a museum technician and as the Assistant Manager for the move of the ethnology collection. He is currently museum specialist for conservation project support and Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Programs. Address: IMLS, 1800 M St. NW, ninth floor, Washington, DC 20036-5802; firstname.lastname@example.org