Curator/Conservator, Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum
Sanchita Balachandran is Curator/Conservator at the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum, and Lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland where she teaches courses related to the identification and analysis of the ancient manufacturing techniques on objects, as well as the history, ethics and practice of art conservation. Recent courses have included experimental archaeology projects... Read More →
Chief Registrar and Director of Conservation, American Museum of Natural History
Lisa Kronthal Elkin is the Chief Registrar and Director of Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Lisa received her MA in art conservation from the State University College at Buffalo and since 1994 has been working as a conservator at the AMNH; first as assistant and associate conservator in the Anthropology Department and then, since 2001 as Director of Conservation for the natural science collections. Over the... Read More →
Objects Conservator, National National Museum of the American Indian
Kelly McHugh is an objects conservator at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). She began working for the museum in 1996 in New York, based at the museum's former storage facility in the Bronx. There she participated in a survey of the over 800,000 objects in NMAI's collection, prior to the collections move to the Cultural Resources Center (CRC) in Maryland. Much of her career has been focused on ways to carry out a collaborative... Read More →
Senior Collection Manager, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Chris Norris is Senior Collections Manager for Vertebrate Paleontology at the Yale Peabody Museum. He received his doctorate in Zoology from the University of Oxford in 1992 and has worked in natural history collections for more than 20 years at Oxford, the American Museum of Natural History, and Yale. He is a former president of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, a founder member of the Integrated Pest Management... Read More →
President, Protect Heritage Corp.
Specializing in cultural property risk assessment and management. Strong background in natural sciences, preventive conservation, material science and conservation science. Accredited by Canadian Association of Professional Conservators.