AssOCIATE Conservator of Paintings
Morgan is an Associate Conservator of Paintings at BACC, formerly an Assistant Conservator of Paintings and a Mellon Fellow in Paintings Conservation. Morgan earned a dual undergraduate degree in Fine Art and Art History at Cornell University. After university, she interned with different conservators specializing in paper, paintings, and historic interiors in New York City and Washington, D.C. She later received her graduate degree in Conservation of Easel Paintings from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. During graduate school, Morgan interned in the paintings conservation department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Before her Andrew Mellon Fellowship at BACC, Morgan worked as the NEH Fellow in Paintings Conservation at the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA. Morgan is a Professional Associate with the American Institution for Conservation.
At BACC, Morgan examines and treats a broad range of paintings from historic to contemporary and also carries out technical analysis of cultural heritage objects. Her areas of interest include the conservation and technical study of 20th century painters, open-access digital publication in the conservation and technical art history fields, and helping artists to better understand materials to support their artistic practice. Morgan is a co-founder and co-editor of Materia: Journal of Technical Art History, an international, open-access, peer-reviewed journal for technical art history. Her own research recently includes the materials and techniques of 20th century plein air painters from Southern California. Morgan was born and raised in Montana and still returns there every year to camp and ride horses with her family.
Read our "Five Questions" interview with Morgan here.