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Conservation Specialist Workshop - Ellen Pearlstein


22 – 26th August 2016

Ellen Pearlstein
Professor

UCLA Information Studies
230 GSEIS
Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA / Getty Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials
A 410 Fowler
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Associate Professor, Conservation, UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials, University of California, Los Angeles

Ellen Pearlstein earned her M.A. in art history and archaeology at Columbia University, NYC in 1978, where she studied pre-Columbian and African material culture. She eared her Advanced Certificate in Conservation at the Conservation Center at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University in 1982, with an emphasis on materials deriving from archaeological and ethnographic contexts. Ellen was awarded the first Fröhlich Fellowship in Objects Conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1982, where she studied surfaces on African wood sculpture. From 1983-2005, Ellen was an objects conservator at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. In 2005, Ellen moved to Los Angeles to assume a faculty position in the UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Material. As a member of the founding faculty, Ellen and her colleagues designed curriculum, outfitted a conservation laboratory, and Ellen designed and began teaching graduate classes in the conservation of organic materials, ethics of working with indigenous communities, and preventive conservation and managing collections. In 2008, Ellen joined the UCLA Depart of Information Studies, and she invited students interested in library and archive materials into her preservation and management classes. Ellen’s research includes the effects of environmental agents on ethnographic and natural history materials; use of cochineal lake pigments on pre- and post-Hispanic qeros from the Andes; and curriculum development within conservation education. Ellen is a Fellow in the American Institute for Conservation, winner of the Keck award, and is Vice President of the Association of North American Gradate Programs in Conservation.



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