Conservation Center Lecturers and Affiliated Faculty

Institute Lecturers for the Conservation Center
2021 – 2022

Samantha Alderson
Conservator, American Museum of Natural History

Dr. Norbert S. Baer
Hagop Kevorkian Professor Emeritus of Conservation

Brian Castriota
Freelance Conservator, Time-Based Media & Contemporary Art, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Freelance Conservator, Time-Based Media & Contemporary Art, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Jean Dommermuth
Studio Director, ArtCare, NYC; Conservation Consultant, Villa La Pietra

Emily Frank
Objects Conservator, PhD Candidate, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU

Maria Fredericks
Sherman Fairchild Head of Conservation, Thaw Conservation Center, The Morgan Library & Museum; Conservation Consultant, Villa La Pietra

Christine Frohnert
Research Professor and Time-Based Media Program Coordinator; Proprietor, Bek + Frohnert, LLC

Leslie Ransick Gat
Objects Conservator and Proprietor, Art Conservation Group

Alexis Hagadorn
Head of Conservation, Columbia University Libraries, Columbia University

Kerith Koss Schrager
Objects Conservator and Proprietor, The Found Object

Dr. Marco Leona
David H. Koch Scientist in Charge, Department of Scientific Research, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Kate Lewis
Agnes Gund Chief Conservator, Museum of Modern Art

Chris McGlinchey
Fine Art Conservation Science Consultant

Dianne Dwyer Modestini
Clinical Professor, Kress Program in Painting Conservation, Conservation Center

Peter Oleksik
Associate Media Conservator, Museum of Modern Art

Jessica Pace
Preventive Conservator, NYU Libraries

Kerith Koss Schrager
Objects Conservator, Proprietor, The Found Object

The Samuel H. Kress Program in Paintings Conservation
2021 – 2022

Dianne Dwyer Modestini
Clinical Professor, Kress Program in Painting Conservation

Shan Kuang
Samuel H. Kress Associate Conservator and Associate Research Scholar

Laura Turco
Samuel H. Kress Fellow in Paintings Conservation (January – August 2021)

Molly Hughes-Hallett
Samuel H. Kress Fellow in Paintings Conservation (August 2021 – May 2022)

Research Faculty in the Conservation Center
2021 – 2022

Senior Research Scholars

Christine Frohnert
Research Professor and Time-Based Media Program Coordinator; Proprietor, Bek + Frohnert, LLC

C. Richard Johnson, Jr.
Visiting Research Professor, 2018-22; Geoffrey S. M. Hedrick Senior Professor of Engineering, Cornell University

Dr. Marco Leona
Research Professor; David H. Koch Scientist in Charge, Department of Scientific Research, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dianne Dwyer Modestini
Clinical Professor, Kress Program in Painting Conservation

Associate Research Scholars

Shan Kuang
Samuel H. Kress Associate Conservator and Associate Research Scholar

Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professor in Conservation and Technical Studies

Steven Weintraub (Fall 2021)
Conservator, Proprietor, Art Preservation Services

Denyse Montegut (Spring 2022)
Associate Chair and Professor, Fashion and Textiles Studies Department, School of Graduate Studies,
Fashion Institute of Technology

Additional Conservation Consultants Villa La Pietra
2021 – 2022

Rachel Danzing
Paper Conservator, Proprietor, Rachel Danzing Art Conservation

Pam Hatchfield
Robert P. and Carol T. Henderson Head of Objects Conservation, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Jack Soultanian
Conservator, Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Deborah Trupin
Textile Conservator in private practice; formerly Textile Conservator, NY State Bureau of Historic Sites

George Wheeler
Research Scholar, Department of Scientific Research, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Senior Scientist, Highbridge Materials Consulting; Conservation Consultant, Villa La Pietra

Guest Lecturers to the Conservation Center
2021 – 2022

This list will be updated periodically throughout the academic year.