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, which as of July 2020 includes fourteen employees 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 joined the Objects Conservation team in August 2019 and report directly to Tina March, Objects Conservator. I also assist in general collection care responsibilities including environmental monitoring, preparing loans and acquisition, courier objects, manage intern projects.

The projects features below represent a selection of the objects I have researched, conserved-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, Arts of Southeast Asia, Decorative Arts, European Paining and Sculpture, and Contemporary Art.

Conservation and Collections holiday staff party
Natalya Swanson