Textile Conservator, Zaret Textile and Costume Conservation LLC
Cathleen Zaret launched her private practice Zaret Textile & Costume Conservation LLC in November of 2015 and since then has been conserving and mounting three-dimensional and flat textiles for museums and private clients in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. She was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Textile Conservation at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian from September 2013 to October 2015. Cathleen is a... Read More →
Senior Objects Conservator, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute
Carol A. Grissom has been Senior Objects Conservator at MCI since 1984. She received a B.A. in art history from Wellesley College and an M.A. in art conservation from Oberlin College. She then took advanced training at the national conservation institutes of Belgium and Italy and worked as a conservator for earthquake-damaged objects in Italy, outdoor sculpture, and special exhibitions. Her current area of interest is in the conservation of... Read More →
Senior Textiles Conservator, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute
Mary Ballard received her BA in art history from Wellesley College and her MA from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University as well as her certificate in conservation from its Conservation Center. She has been at the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute (formerly CAL) since 1984. She is a licensed pest control operator in the state of Maryland for the categories of fumigation and demonstration/research.