As Interim Director of Conservation, Jessica Silverman meets with clients, assesses condition and treatment needs, documents findings in reports, and treats a variety of objects in the lab, from parchment to watercolors.
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.