ASSOCIATE Conservator of paper
Christina Bean attended Camberwell College in London and graduated with a Masters in Conservation: Works of Art on Paper in 2016. Throughout her time in London she interned at the London Library, the Wellcome Library, and the National Library of Scotland. She also partnered with University College London's Digital Humanities Department on a multispectral imaging research project into the impact of aqueous treatment on imaging.
She was the Kress fellow at University of California Los Angeles, Library Conservation Center throughout 2017. From February to September 2018 she ran a project through 805 Conservation to work on disaster recovery of items from the January 2018 Montecito, California mudslides.
Since 2018 she has been in private practice in the Santa Barbara area providing conservation and preservation services to museums, archives, and private clients. Her areas of interest are the preservation of ephemeral objects, multispectral imaging and its application in conservation, and disaster recovery and the healing power of conservation.