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juliasybalsky: Julia Sybalsky

Julia Sybalsky is a fourth year graduate student at the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She grew up in Connecticut, and completed her undergraduate work at Washington University in Saint Louis in 2002, receiving degrees in Fine Art and Physical Anthropology. Before coming to NYU she worked as a curatorial intern at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford, MA and a technician in the objects conservation laboratory the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. She has worked at the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis in Turkey, and for the National Park Service at the Hamilton Grange. Julia has completed technical illustrations for publications on the work of Edgar Degas and Spanish polychrome sculpture. She began interning at the American Museum of Natural History in January 2010 and became a Conservation Fellow one year later, working primarily on the renovation of dioramas in the Hall of North American Mammals. Following her graduation, she will continue her work in the conservation of natural science material at the American Museum of Natural History.

jesslianpace: Jessica Pace

Jessica Lian Pace is a fourth-year student at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.  As an undergraduate, she studied Art History and Visual Arts at Barnard College.  Before beginning her graduate studies, she worked as a preprogram intern at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and at the Cloisters.  Since enrolling in the Conservation Center, she has worked on projects at NYU’s Villa la Pietra and at the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department at NYU’s Bobst library.  She has also worked at The Archaeological Exploration of Sardis in Turkey and at the Yeronisos Island Expedition in Cyprus.  Currently, Jessica is completing her fourth-year internship in the Objects Conservation Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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