SENIOR Conservator of paper
Sara earned an M.A. in Art Conservation from SUNY Buffalo State College with advanced study in paper conservation and a B.A. in Art History from Saint Joseph College. She held post-graduate positions as a research associate in paper conservation at the Yale Center for British Art and was awarded the Craigen W. Bowen fellowship in paper conservation at the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums in 2010. Sara also gained extensive treatment experience working in regional centers such as the Northeast Document Conservation Center, the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, and in her own private practice. She came to BACC after gaining diverse experience in both art conservation and collections care, including serving as the collections care manager for the Harvard Art Museums where she oversaw preventive care for three distinct museum collections located in four sites and totaling over 250,000 objects.
In addition to works on paper, she has had the opportunity to successfully treat a wide variety of materials including parchment, papyrus, portrait miniatures on ivory, and paintings on silk.
Her areas of interest and previous research include the analysis of color printing methods and materials before 1800, the development and analysis of an iodine vapor treatment for silver mirroring on photographs, and teaching workshops and courses on general collections care and preventive conservation practices.
Read our "Five Questions" interview with Sara here.