WUDPAC Preventive Conservation Associate Experience


Event details


[Rescheduled from Thursday, August 9th]

Cost: Free

This program of the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts is provided with generous support from the National Endowment for the HumanitiesIndependence Foundation, and the William Penn Foundation.

Margalit has spent their third-year graduate fellowship at The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA). They worked as part of the Preservation Services Office to support local collections and provide conservation education. In addition to preservation surveys and webinars, Margalit spearheaded two major initiatives: a partnership with Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia (A4BLiP) in a new effort called the Community Stewardship Program, and the "Let's Talk About That: Dialogue and Change in Collections Care" series of webinars and virtual dialogue sessions hosted by CCAHA between December 2021 and March 2022. Both projects generated rich conversation, built community, and produced a useful and accessible tool available for free on the CCAHA website. Please join Margalit as they discuss these projects and more in a review of their year at CCAHA.

About the Speaker:

Margalit Schindler, WUDPAC Preventive Conservation Fellow

Margalit (they/them) is currently a graduate fellow in preventive conservation at the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation and is spending their Third-Year Fellowship with CCAHA. Margalit graduated from Kent State University in 2014 after studying Art History and Metalworking. Since then, they have worked for several conservation labs, including The Cleveland Museum of Art and ICA Art Conservation. They are working to combine preventive conservation and social justice, supporting traditionally marginalized collections by sharing information and empowering others. A passion for Jewish culture has led to a focus in studying and impacting the preservation of Judaica in collections around the United States. You can find more about their graduate work here.