As Director of Conservation, Jessica Silverman is responsible for the quality and timeliness of all lab services. She works with clients to define the services that best meet their needs, developing treatment strategies for a range of projects and reviewing proposals, estimates, and treatments completed by CCAHA conservators.
Jessica is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) in the Book and Paper Group and the Research and Technical Studies Group. She is also a member of the Philadelphia Area Conservation Association (PACA), the Society of Winterthur Fellows, and the Association of Print Scholars.
Jessica completed two years as a postgraduate fellow at CCAHA before joining the staff in 2010. Prior to her work at CCAHA, Jessica interned in conservation labs at the American Philosophical Society, the Walters Art Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Winterthur Museum in Delaware, the Art Institute of Chicago, and at private paper conservation labs in Chicago. Jessica received her MS in Art Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC). She received her BA in Art History, with a minor in Chemistry and a certificate in Museum Studies, from the University of Illinois at Chicago.