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Sarah Scaturro

The Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Head Conservator
New York, New York
Sarah Scaturro is the Head Conservator of the Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she is in charge of the conservation laboratory and the preservation of the fashion collection. She was previously the textile conservator and assistant curator of fashion at the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Combining fashion curation and conservation expertise, Sarah has curated five exhibitions, most recently "The Secret Life of Textiles: Synthetic Materials" for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Ratti Textile Gallery. Sarah has authored many exhibition catalogs, book chapters, and peer-reviewed articles, including "A Delicate Balance: Ethics and Aesthetics at The Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York" in Refashioning and Redress: Conserving and Displaying Dress (Getty Conservation Institute, 2017) and "Confronting Fashion's Death Drive: Conservation, Ghost Labor, and the Material Turn Within Fashion Curation" in Fashion Curating: Critical Practice in the Museum and Beyond (Bloomsbury, 2017). She received an MA in Fashion and Textile Studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology and is currently pursuing a PhD at Bard Graduate Center, researching the theory and history of fashion conservation.

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