kress conservation fellow
Annabelle is a textile and organic objects conservator. She has an MS from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation and bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Art Conservation from the University of Delaware. She has trained in textile and objects conservation labs at museums throughout the United States and Europe, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Abegg-Stiftung, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, the Arizona State Museum, and the Peabody Museum at Harvard University. She looks forward to exploring the diverse textile and organic objects collections within BACC's service area and working with their caretakers.
Annabelle strives to make community collaboration an integral part of her conservation practice. She has led numerous collaborative programs and repatriation projects and published widely on the value of community engagement in cultural heritage preservation. At BACC, she is excited to assist in ongoing efforts to demystify and democratize the field.
Annabelle is active in conservation and arts organizations. She is Treasurer of the Board of the Textile Society of America and Outreach Officer for the American Institute for Conservation Sustainability Committee. At BACC, she hopes to further explore ways in which cultural heritage preservation can be tied to larger issues of social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Annabelle also comes to BACC with development experience, and she looks forward to strengthening her fundraising skills during her Kress Fellowship.