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Department of Conservation and Scientific Research

BOSWORTH, Jenifer
Exhibits Conservator. Areas of specialty: preventive conservation; object conservation with focus on ethnographic objects

CHASE, Ellen Salzman
Objects Conservator. Area of specialty: conservation of inorganic and organic materials, including an interest in archaeological conservation methods

DOUGLAS, Janet G.
Conservation Scientist. Research specialties: technical studies on works of art and archaeology using scientific methods; inorganic materials such as stone, jade, and metal

GU, Xiangmei
East Asian Painting Conservator. Area of specialty: Chinese paintings

HARE, W. Andrew
Supervisory East Asian Painting Conservator. Areas of specialty: Japanese and Chinese paintings

JACOBSON, Emily
Paper Conservator. Areas of specialty: American art; photographic materials

JAN, Grace
Assistant Chinese Painting Conservator. Area of specialty: Chinese paintings

MCCARTHY, Blythe
Andrew W. Mellon Senior Scientist. Research specialties: technical studies of ceramics and glass; materials characterization

UEDA, Jiro
East Asian Painting Conservator. Area of specialty: Japanese paintings


About the Department


Conservation

The conservation staff at the Freer and Sackler Galleries is responsible for the preservation and treatment of artworks in the collection, as well as preparing these objects for exhibition. The Department of Conservation and Scientific Research includes sections devoted to East Asian Paintings, Objects, Paper, and Exhibitions. More info »


Scientific Research

Scientific research at the Freer and Sackler Galleries is primarily focused on the physical nature of artworks from Asian cultures. More info »


Staff Publications

Publication is an integral part of our research program. Click below to view lists of published works by past and present members of the department:


Staff

Department staff list