The climate crisis motivates me to pursue training in art conservation. My pre-program progress has included internships in paper and photographs, objects conservation, objects, textiles, field conservation of archaeological materials and preventive conservation. I am currently seeking a full-time pre-program internship or technician position.


Photograph of a woman with short purple hair wearing a black t-shirt and blue nitrile gloves and working on a long oak panel with moulding and decorative carving. She is using a thin metal tool to shape epoxy putty to resemble lost material. Photograph of a woman with dark hair and a black sweater with sleeves rolled up working at a workbench. She is working with a heated tacking iron and the back of a mounted photograph. She is using a heated metal spatula to release old adhesives on the back of the photograph.

Art conservation pre-program intern progress (as of 2021)

  • Paper and photograph conservation intern (paid), private conservator in Seattle, WA, USA. January 2018 - present
    • condition reports
    • surface cleaning
    • paper mends with dry and dispersion adhesives
    • photograph repairs
    • in-painting areas of loss
    • decorative frame fills
    • water damage survey
    • wet treatment assistance
    • enclosures
    • research
  • Objects conservation intern (paid), private conservator in Seattle, WA, USA. April 2019 - present
    • outdoor sculpture conservation
    • preventive conservation
    • cleaning
    • consolidation, mends, fills
    • in-painting fills & areas of loss
    • coatings
    • metals, wood, ceramic, fiberglass, composite objects
    • digital photographic documentation
  • Architectural conservation intern, Heritage Conservation Group, project in Seattle, WA, USA. Dec 2020 - Feb 2021
    • graffiti remediation
    • cleaning, coating removal
    • granite, exposed aggregate concrete
    • environment protection
  • Conservation intern (paid), Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, USA. June - August 2020
    • condition reports
    • digital photographic documentation
    • outdoor sculpture maintenance
    • objects, textiles indoor projects
    • art handling
    • incident response
    • IPM
    • gel treatments of metal and textiles
    • housings
    • research, TMS

Photograph of a woman in a black sherpa-style hat with a white tassel and black coat sitting beside a table stacked with long narrow plastic trays. On the latticed ger wall hang various items. Photograph of a woman with her hair tied back in a black handkerchief and wearing a striped long sleeved shirt and blue nitrile gloves. She is holding an air puffer as she works on an archaeological textile fragment. Nearby on the workbench are forceps, microsnips,a bamboo skewer and notebook. In the background are various small and large crates and the ger door. Artifacts are pixellated.

  • Conservation field lab with textile and objects conservators, Nomad Science Mongolia field school. June-July 2019
    • salvage archaeology (Medieval looted sites)
    • field lab setup
    • artifact management
    • stabilizing metal, wood, leather, bark, textiles
    • field cleaning objects
    • field cleaning and flattening textile fragments
    • collaborated on field experiment
    • enclosures:
      • modular Coroplast trays
      • custom Coroplast boxes
      • recessed housings
      • foam sleeves
      • soft housings
    • training and supervising students: artifact management, tablet-based artifact registration workflow
    • community mentorship: archaeology, bioarchaeology, cultural anthropology, conservation, fine arts, culinary arts, auto mechanics
  • Paper conservation intern, National Museum of Mongolia. June 2019
    • condition reports
    • surface cleaning
  • Participant, Nomad Science Mongolia field school. July 2018
    • archaeological survey and excavations (early settlement sites)
    • salvage archaeology (Medieval looted sites)
    • field cleaning artifacts
    • cataloging lithic and ceramic artifacts
    • drone surveys
    • photogrammetry
    • community mentorship: archaeology, geography, history, geology, political science, culinary arts
  • Objects conservation intern, National Museum of Mongolia. August 2018
    • cleaning plastic
    • assistance cleaning and repairing large composite object