I’ve been a hands-on practicing art conservator for three decades. I trained at the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU, and interned at the Met, Philadelphia Museum of Art and LACMA. Early on I worked on archeological sites, then specialized in big sculpture, monuments, architectural features and small objects. I’m a fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and the Association for Preservation Technology and on the board of the Florida Association of Public Art Professionals. In 2019 I co-chaired the APT conference in Miami.
For most of my career I’ve been a private practitioner. My current firm is called RLA Conservation of Art + Architecture, Inc. I am proud to say that we are the largest woman-owned conservation firm in the U.S, promoting diversity and women’s leadership since our inception. If you check out the RLA website you will learn almost anything you need to know about me as a conservator. And if you want to learn more about how to enter the field of conservation, please contact me or download my CV here (pdf of CV in file)
Select Technical Conservation Publications:
APTI The APT Bulletin in Color: Special Issue on Modern Metals