The Brooklyn Museum has had a conservation-restoration department since the 1930s, making it one of the oldest museum labs in the nation. Chief Conservator Lisa Bruno heads the Conservation and Collections Departments. She reports to Susan Fisher, Director of Collections & Curatorial Affairs, who reports directly to Ann Pasternak, the Shelby White and Leon Levy Director.
As of July 2020, there are fourteen members of the Conservation department including an Office Assistant, Sr. Manager of Collections, Assistant Museum Maintainer/Art Handler, and Senior Art Handler (matter/framer). The remaining ten employees are university-trained conservators.
I have worked in the Conservation Department as part of the Objects Conservation team since August 2019, reporting directly to Tina March, Objects Conservator. In addition to my object-based projects, I assist in housekeeping and general collection care responsibilities including environmental monitoring and integrated pest management; survey objects for loan and acquisition and prepare relevant memos; courier objects to/from local institutions; oversee intern projects; conduct analytical research; and continue personal research into alternate conservation documentation practices.
The projects features below represent a selection of the objects I have research, conserved, and/or restored in preparation for internal and external exhibitions from the following collections: Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Arts of the Americas, Arts of Africa, Arts of Egypt, Decorative Arts, and Modern and Contemporary Art.