Conservation Department

Joy Gardiner, Charles F. Hummel Director of Conservation

Fran Wilkins, Conservation Division Coordinator

Phone: 302.888.4609



Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera

  • Dr. Melissa Tedone, Associate Library Conservator


  • Jim Schneck, Photographer and Image Management Specialist

Furniture and Wooden Objects

  • Mark Anderson, Elizabeth Terry Seaks Senior Furniture Conservator


  • Mack Truax, Conservation and Lighting Design Coordinator 

Objects (metals, ceramics, glass and organic materials)

  • Bruno Pouliot, Senior Objects Conservator
  • Lauren Fair, Associate Objects Conservator
  • Madeline Hagerman, Post Graduate Fellow
  • Tia Polidori, IMLS Conservation Assistant
  • Katelyn Rovito, IMLS Conservation Assistant


  • Matt Cushman, Paintings Conservator


  • Joan Irving, Paper Conservator

Preservation Housing 

  • Lucia Torner, Conservation Assistant

Preventive Conservation

  • Dr. Joelle Wickens, Preventive Conservator
  • Matthew Mickletz, Preventive Conservation Manager
  • Joshua Baumann, Chris Cascio, Aaron Morris, William Smith, Preventive Conservation Aides

Scientific Research and Analysis Laboratory

  • Dr. Rosie Grayburn, Associate Scientist and Lab Manager
  • Catherine Matsen, Scientist


  • Laura Mina, Associate Conservator of Textiles and Head of Lab
  • William Donnelly, Conservation Assistant
  • Kate Sahmel, Associate Textile Conservator
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