MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE AND CONSERVATOR OF TEXTILES
Annabelle (she/her/hers) is Marketing & Development Associate and BACC's inaugural Textile 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. Prior to joining BACC as a Kress Conservation Fellow, Annabelle 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.
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. She is committed to BACC's 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, Program Chair of the American Institute for Conservation Textile Specialty Group, and serves on the Finance and Resources Committee of the International Council of Museums.