Emma Ziraldo joined the Preservation Services team as the National Endowment for the Humanities Preventive Conservation Fellow for 2019-20. She assists with preservation needs assessments, preservation planning, and education programming.
Emma is a conservation scientist and has experience in preventive conservation, environmental monitoring, optical imaging, and diagnostic analysis of artworks. She studied in Italy and gained her MSc in Material Science from the University of Turin and her BA in Technology for Study and Conservation of Cultural Heritage from the University of Milan. Prior to joining CCAHA, she worked for the Getty Conservation Institute’s Managing Collection Environments Initiative, the National Trust, the Oxford Preservation Trust, and the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in the UK. She also held the position of Collection Care Manager: Preservation and Access at a private contemporary art collection in Milan, Italy.