Assistant Conservator of Paintings
Bianca earned her M.S. in Art Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation with a concentration in Paintings. She received her B.A. in Art Conservation at the University of Delaware. During graduate school, Bianca did internships at the Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Arts in Denver, CO; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain; and the Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, OH. Prior to holding her current position she was a Mellon Fellow in Paintings Conservation at BACC.
In addition to carrying out conservation treatments of paintings and painted objects, Bianca is involved in the technical examination of artworks, including infrared reflectography, X-radiography, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, and cross-section microscopy. She also assists in the teaching of workshops and lecture presentations to support collections care in other institutions. Her areas of interest include pre-19th century paintings, Spanish Colonial art, and polychrome sculptures.
Garcia also serves as the Program Manager for the Andrew W. Mellon Opportunity for Diversity in Conservation, a program that supports opportunities for students who are from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in the conservation field.
Read our "Five Questions" interview with Bianca here.