Work Experience: After working at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rachael moved into private practice and four years later co-founded A.M. Art Conservation, LLC in 2009.
Internships: Rachael completed internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum and the Israel Museum as well as other international institutions.
Education: Rachael’s conservation degree is from the University of London where she studied at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Her thesis focused on the technological analysis of a gilded copper alloy artifacts from Peru and the best method of treating this material with benzotriazole to inhibit active corrosion. She received her B.A. cum laude in Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology from Cornell University where she wrote her honors thesis on Dendrochronology at the site of Ayanis, Turkey, and excavated at Tel Miqne-Ekron in Israel.
Professional Affiliations: in 2015 Rachael was contracted by SPNHC to help create Best Practices content for the SPNCHC wiki site. She has served SPNHC previously as Co-organizer of the Storage Poster Session at the 2012 Annual Meeting; Chair - General Technical Session at the 2004 Annual Meeting; and a member of the Publicity and Outreach Sessional Committee, 2003-07. Rachael is a Professional Associate member of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) which she also serves as in the capacity of AIC E-editor. She is a founding member of the the Integrated Pest Management Working Group and Co-Chair since 2008.
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- Hill, Dennis S. 1990. Pests of Stored Products and Their Control: A Botanical Outline John Wiley & Sons Ltd. isbn 0-471-94645-1