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Bay Area Art Conservation Guild has 9 registered members
Candis Griggs Hakim, currently a BAACG Member-at-Large, is an Objects Conservator with two decades of experience working on ethnographic, archaeological, and decorative objects. She is a Professional Associate of AIC, with a Master of Art Conservation degree from Queen’s University and a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. Drawn into conservation through archaeology, Ms. Hakim worked on sites in Greece, Pakistan, and Honduras before receiving her Master’s and settling down in the Bay Area. For several years she had a private Conservation practice and worked for local institutions including the Fine Arts Museums and the SF Airport Museum. During that time she served on the board of the BAACG in various roles including Treasurer, Vice President, and President. From 2012-2018, Ms. Hakim was on contract in the Middle East with the National Museum of Qatar project, where she treated a wide variety of objects- from Bedouin leather bags to priceless tiaras.
Elisa Stewart is a painting Conservator and Restorer currently in private practice in San Jose and immersed in new technology and the possible applications for the preservation of Cultural Heritage. Currently the Vice President and Web Presence Coordinator, and served as a Board Member at Large for BAACG. She received a BS in Graphic Design from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1995. After working as an Art Director for a magazine, she took some time off from the traditional world of graphic design to pursue an experience in fine art photography. In 2009 she moved abroad to Italy to undergo an intensive one year course of study in restoration and conservation with a concentration in painting at Studio Art Centers International under the direction of Professor Roberta Lapucci. While in Italy, she had the honor of assisting Nenad Jovanovic in his private paper restoration studio and undergo a secondary specialty training in paper conservation.
Vice President, Web Presence Coordinator
Sarah Johnson received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts. After relocating to the bay area Sarah began technical training in furniture restoration. Her transition to sculpture and furniture conservation began as an intern at the Oakland Museum of California and conservation technician at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco working on projects including the Salon Dore conservation treatment at the Legion of Honor. Sarah has been Project Manager at Preservation Arts (formerly SF Art Conservation) since 2014.
Currently serving on the BAACG board as Treasurer, she has actively contributed to the bay area conservation community as a board member since 2010.
Julie has worked in various Bay Area museums managing their collections and curating exhibitions since 2000. In 2010 and 2011 she spent her winters working as one of the Head Registrars for the Pennsylvania-Yale-Institute of Fine Arts Expedition to Abydos in Abydos, Egypt. In 2011, she became the first Collection Manager for the historic Filoli Estate in Woodside, California; a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In 2015, she became the Head Curator & Collection Manager for Filoli. She holds a BA in Art History from Sonoma State University, CA, and a Master of Fine Arts in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University, CA, where she wrote her thesis entitled, “Inventories Role in Collections Management.” For the last year, Julie has served the BAACG board as a Member at Large. Julie is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, and resides in San Jose, CA.
Recording Secretary
(650) 468-3616
Karen Zukor has been a professional paper conservator in private practice for forty years and is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation. She has been responsible for many collections - including fine art, archival material, maps, documents, and rare books - held both in private hands and at institutions. In addition, she has trained both pre- and post-program interns for over twenty years, and lectures widely to the general public.
Membership Secretary
510 652-7915
Elise Yvonne Rousseau is a Fine Art Conservator in San Francisco. In 1999 she established the atelier Art Conservation de Rigueur et Anoxia Abatement Solutions, a conservation practice in San Francisco specializing Textiles, Historic Objects and Decorative Arts, for which she is the principal conservator. They provide Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, Museum Conservation Assessment, Integrated Pest Management, Mold and Microbial Abatement, Remediation and Recovery both in quarantined environments in-situ and remote. These complement the other complete conservation services for the cleaning, care, repair and presentation of a wide variety of artifacts and objects. The studios host and mentors four graduate and pre-program conservation student interns each semester from around the globe.

Elise is currently serving her second elected term of office on the Costume Society of America’s Western Region Board of Directors, as programs and events co-chair and elections chair. Prior to the conservation practic
Kelsey Fox works as Assistant Paintings Conservator at Preservation Arts, a private practice based in Oakland, CA which specializes in the treatment of objects, painting, works on paper, and outdoor sculpture. She graduated with a Master of Art Conservation degree in the conservation of paintings from Queen's University in 2016, and has completed internships at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, and at private practices in Los Angeles, CA. Her experience in treatment ranges from Renaissance panel paintings to modern and contemporary works as well as frames and murals.
Justine Wuebold is a conservation technician and admin at ACdR Conservation LLC., where she supports conservators and interns by maintaining the database, monitoring treatment progress, and managing studio operations. She has also served as regional liaison for the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network, organizing events and acting as a point person for pre-program inquiries about jobs, internships, and program requirements. Justine is nearing completion of a three-year MA-MBA in Museum Studies and Business Administration at John F. Kennedy University, where she specialized in Collections Management, and has a BA in Art History from San Francisco State University. She works part time as a Collections Care consultant with Isleton Museum and Piedmont Historical Society. Justine has previously interned with ACdR Conservation LLC., The Huntington Library, LACMA, and The Magnes Collection at UC Berkeley, accumulating over five years of conservation and collections management experience.
Jena Hirschbein is an Assistant Objects Conservator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She received her MA in Art Conservation from the State University of New York, Buffalo State. Jena previously worked at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as an Assistant Objects Conservator and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow, and interned at the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam in Metals Conservation. Other internships include the Barnes Foundation of Philadelphia and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Other previous conservation experience includes maintenance of outdoor sculpture at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, and assisting a number of Bay Area conservators in private practice.
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