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Hilda Abreu Utermohlen-[Fellow]

Executive Director
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Hilda is founder and Executive Director of Hilab, a private art conservation firm in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She has 28 years of experience working in the treatment of paintings and a wide range of art conservation services and consultations in her country and the Caribbean. A noteworthy project was as conservation consultant for the Centro León, in Santiago, Dominican Republic. During its planning and construction she executed a comprehensive conservation plan, and pioneered the establishment of museum standards and an overall conservation culture. She received her MSc in paintings conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Art Conservation Program. Her undergraduate education in Santo Domingo include: BS in Chemistry and Diploma in Studio Art. Hilda has experience in teaching and training. In 2015 she co-developed a new graduate program in Museum Studies for the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, under agreement with the ICOM Dominican Republic National Committe. Hilda published professional articles, is guest speaker and contributor to publications about conservations issues, and currently serves as Member of the ICOM Executive Board. She is a Fellow member of AIC and IIC.

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