Conservator's Corner: A Year as Associate Preventive Conservator
As the CCAHA Associate Preventive Conservator, Maddie Cooper (she/her) contributes to the preservation services function of the center in addition to contributing to conservation treatments that require specialized preventive care. In this webinar, Maddie will talk about the emergence of preventive specialization in the United States. She will also touch on her involvement in a multi-disciplinary disaster response project addressing collections affected by the Ahr Valley flooding that took place in the German valley in the summer of 2021.
About the Speaker:
In her position as Preventive Conservator, Maddie works with both the Preservation Services and Conservation Departments to carry out preservation surveys and assessments for museums, libraries, archives, and community collections, and to work on treatment projects requiring preventive care.
Maddie has worked with a wide range of institutional and community collections. She held roles in conservation and collections at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and the Wolfsonian-FIU prior to specializing in preventive conservation in graduate school. Through her graduate career, she interned with the Disaster Research Center, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the Midwest Art Conservation Center. Maddie holds an MS in Art Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, a BA in Chemistry from the University of Delaware, and a BA in Art Conservation with a minor in Art History from the University of Delaware.