Adriana Benavides is a graduate student at Winterthur-University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation majoring in paintings conservation with a minor in preventive conservation. Before
coming to BACC she interned at Winterthur Museum in Delaware and the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Adriana is fascinated by the structural and social complexity that paintings can offer and is enthusiastic about their preservation and treatment. She is also committed to making conservation more accessible to the wider public and breaking down barriers between conservation and other material culture based professions. Adriana firmly believes that objects and art are a conduit for connection and wants to help maintain those
connections through the preservation of paintings. In her free time; she loves visiting museums, cuddling with her cats, cooking with her partner, and playing video games or Dungeons and
Dragons with her friends.