Conservation Center Lecturers and Affiliated Faculty

Institute Lecturers for the Conservation Center
2022 – 2023

Reinhard Bek
Conservator of Contemporary Art, Modern Materials, and Media, Bek & Frohnert, LLC

Lisa Bruno
Carol Lee Shen Chief Conservator, Brooklyn Museum

Diana Díaz-Cañas
Assistant Photograph Conservator, Sherman Fairchild Conservator of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

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

Jakki Godfrey
Objects Conservator, Proprietor, Boro 6 Art Conservation

Dr. Matthew Hayes
Kress Post-Doctoral Associate in Paintings Conservation

Laura McCann
Director, Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department, New York University Libraries

Dianne Dwyer Modestini
Clinical Professor Emerita, Conservator of the Kress Program in Painting Conservation, The Conservation Center

Kristin Patterson
Paintings Conservator, NYC

Katherine Sanderson
Associate Photograph Conservator, Sherman Fairchild Conservator of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Kerith Koss Schrager
Head of Conservation, National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Steven Weintraub
Conservator, Proprietor, Art Preservation Services

The Samuel H. Kress Program in Paintings Conservation
2022 – 2023

Dianne Dwyer Modestini
Clinical Professor, Kress Program in Painting Conservation

Dr. Matthew Hayes
Kress Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Paintings Conservation

Molly Hughes-Hallett
Samuel H. Kress Fellow in Paintings Conservation

Research Faculty in the Conservation Center
2022 – 2023

Senior Research Scholars

Christine Frohnert
Director, Time-Based Media Program, The Conservation Center; Proprietor, Bek + Frohnert, LLC

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

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

Christopher McGlinchey
Project Director, Getty Conserving Canvas Lining Adhesive Research Project; Fine Art Conservation Science Consultant

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

Research Fellows

Dr. Matthew Hayes
Kress Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Paintings Conservation

Emma Kimmel
Getty Conserving Canvas Lining Adhesive Research Fellow (January 2022 – August 2022)

Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professor in Conservation and Technical Studies

Dr. Bertrand Lavédrine (Fall 2022)
Professor, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne University Alliance; Scientist, Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation, Paris, France

Sarah Barack (Spring 2023)
Head of Conservation and Senior Objects Conservator, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

Additional Conservation Consultants Villa La Pietra
2022 – 2023

Rachel Danzing
Paper Conservator, Proprietor, Rachel Danzing Art Conservation

Maria Fredericks
Sherman Fairchild Head of Conservation, Thaw Conservation Center, The Morgan Library & Museum

Pam Hatchfield
Robert P. and Carol T. Henderson Head of Objects Conservation Emerita, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Project Coordinator, Held in Trust

Michele Marincola
Chair and Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of Conservation, The Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

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
Senior Scientist, Highbridge Materials Consulting

Guest Lecturers to the Conservation Center
2022 – 2023

This list will be updated periodically throughout the academic year.