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Sarah Barack

studied Old World Art and Archaeology at Brown University. She received her Masters in Art History and Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts at New York University in 2003. She also holds an MBA from Columbia University. After completing a Mellon Fellowship in the Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, focused on a technical study of 16th Century glassworking techniques, Sarah joined the museum staff as an Assistant Objects Conservator. In this capacity, she worked on many glass, ceramic and metal objects, including the treatment of several oversized Art Deco reverse painted glass panels. Sarah also has experience working on archaeological materials, and completed a Getty Post-graduate Fellowship at the Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago. Sarah is very interested in conservation education and outreach to the public. As such, she is currently serving as a Samuel H. Kress Fellow in Technical Art History at the Conservation Center. In addition, she is co-chair for the K-12 Outreach Committee for the American Institute for Conservation.

She is also the proud mother of Penelope Jo, born October 10, 2010.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
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Batyah Shtrum

graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1994 with a BA in Art History. After discovering the field of Art Conservation while living abroad in Madrid, Batyah returned to the states and began internships in conservation laboratories, including the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History as well as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. In 2003, Batyah graduated with a Master of Science and Certificate in Conservation from the University of Delware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC) with a specialty in objects conservation. Batyah’s graduate and post-graduate experience includes a 3rd year internship at the Walters Art Museum and a Post-Graduate Fellowship in the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Department of Antiquities Conservation. Batyah spent two years on staff as an Assistant Objects Conservator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art before moving to New York to work as an Assistant Conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Batyah is currently a part-time contractor at the Met, carrying out x-radiographs of the museum’s Renaissance Bronze collection for a forthcoming catalogue, in addition to being a principal of SBE Conservation LLC. Her experience also includes archaeological conservation, recently working as the head conservator on the Etruscan site of Poggio Colla, Tuscany.

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Beth Edelstein

is currently Assistant Conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, working on the reinstallation of the newly-renovated Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia, reopening in November 2011. She was previously involved with the conservation and reinstallation of the collection of the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the Museum. Her graduate degree in Art History and Art Conservation was received from the Conservation Center at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, in 2003. Beth has worked at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The National Gallery of Art, and the Collections Conservation Department of the National Park Service in Lowell MA, and was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Cloisters. She has been working privately with SBE Conservation on a variety of projects for collectors and small museums since 2005.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)