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Christina Hagelskamp

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Assistant Conservator
New York, NY
Christina Hagelskamp is a conservator of furniture and lacquered surfaces. After completing her studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam in 2007, she started her career at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, working on Asian lacquer and japanned wooden objects. In 2010, Christina was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York to study a group of furniture by Bernard van Risamburgh with incorporated Asian lacquer fragments. Christina stayed at the Metropolitan until 2014, when she returned to the Rijksmuseum to be part of a year-long conservation project focusing on kuan cai lacquer. Currently Christina is continuing her work on kuan cai lacquer at the Metropolitan Museum.

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