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The following is a current list of guildmembers.

Bay Area Art Conservation Guild has 81 registered members
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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.
Paintings, Gilding, Virtual/Digital
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.
Objects, Archaeology, Natural History, Sculpture, Metals, Stone, Wood, Ceramics, Glass
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.
Furniture, Sculpture, Metals, Stone, Wood, Framing, Gilding, Marquetry, Corrosion
Gawain Weaver is a photograph conservator in private practice in San Anselmo, CA. He received B.A. degrees in art history and chemistry (2001) from Sonoma State University, and an M.A. in art history and diploma in conservation (2005) from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. In 2007, he completed a two-year fellowship in the Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Conservation at the George Eastman House and Image Permanence Institute in Rochester, NY, followed by a year as a researcher at the Image Permanence Institute. In 2008, he returned home to Northern California where he lives today, working as a photograph conservator, teacher, and consultant. In addition to regular workshops, Gawain teaches photograph preservation in the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science.
Melissa Stone is an emerging conservator living in the Bay Area. She received a BA in Ceramics and Art History from San Francisco State University in 2002. She then moved to London to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in paper conservation at Camberwell College of the Arts. Upon returning from England in 2009, Melissa begun volunteering for Zukor Art Conservation, a private paper conservation studio in Oakland, CA. She continues to work there today as a part-time conservation assistant and office manager. She is also in the process of acquiring a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and is scheduled to graduate in 2013. During her studies she has worked for various institutions including the Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco, the San Francisco Public Library, and Pixar Animation Studios. Melissa has been a member of BAACG since 2011 and is currently appointed as a Member at Large.
Paper, Archiving
Archaeology, Natural History, Other
Margaret Geiss-Mooney is a textile and costume conservator in private practice since 1979. Ms. Geiss-Mooney has a B.S. degree in Textiles from the University of California, Davis and has completed coursework for a M.S. degree, also in Textiles. She first became intrigued and then involved with historical textiles and their conservation during her sophomore year while interning at the E. B. Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento) where she worked on the costume collection. During the rest of her academic career, Ms. Geiss-Mooney took courses that would enable her to fully understand textiles from the molecule up and so be able to most successfully preserve and conserve our textile heritage and legacy. She also interned at the M.H. deYoung Museum and at the UC-Davis Art Conservation Laboratory. She has worked on staff at the Cloisters/Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) and at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. In addition to providing a full range of conservation and collection management services, she offers w
Objects, Textiles, Costumes, Plastics/Modern Materials
Jonathan received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Maryland Institute College Of Art. Jonathan has been an Objects Conservator in the San Francisco Bay area since 1990. He specializes in the conservation, preservation and restoration or art, artifacts and antiques. His clients include private collectors, designers, framers, and cabinet makers; as well as galleries, museums, hotels and restaurants, churches, cemeteries, and historic properties. Jonathan works continually to improve his craft by studying and learning from the most up to date information available, by collaborating with other conservators and by extensive testing of materials. Currently specializing in the conservation of outdoor sculpture.
Objects, Sculpture, Metals, Stone, Wood, Ceramics
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.
Paper, Photographs
Virtual/Digital, Diagnostics, Archiving
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.
Ria is a conservator in private practice in San Francisco, CA specializing in traditional and modern paintings as well as Conservator On-Call with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 2005-2006, she held a temporary position as Painting Conservator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 1996-1998 she was Mellon Fellow in Painting Conservation at the Art Institute of Chicago where she treated modern and contemporary paintings in the preparation of the opening of its modern wing. She was Getty/NEA Fellow in Painting Conservation at SFMOMA in 1994-1996 and researched several contemporary German artists, interviewing Gerhard Richter and Georg Herold regarding their techniques in their studios in Cologne, Germany. She received her Masters Degree in Art Conservation and certificate of advanced study from the State University of New York in Buffalo in 1994. She spent her third year internship in the studio of James Bernstein. Ria is an AIC Professional Associate.
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.
Keara Teeter graduated from Dominican University of California in 2012 with a B.A. in art and a B.S. in biology. She is pursuing pre-program experience in the art conservation field and is currently interning with Gawain Weaver Art Conservation in San Anselmo and Art Conservation de Rigueur in San Francisco.
Paintings, Paper, General Interest
Objects, Sculpture, Ceramics, Glass
Paintings, Textiles, Other
Objects, Metals, Wood, Paintings, Paper, Screens, Framing, Gilding, Diagnostics, Archiving, Plastics/Modern Materials
Taylor is a DPhil student in Archaeological Science at the University of Oxford. His thesis title is "Applications of Computational and Spectral Imaging for Epigraphy" and involves the use of a specially designed light-array dome for Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) of Roman waxed stylus writing tablets from 50-80 AD. The tablets were discovered between 2010-2014 during excavations for the Bloomberg L.P. european headquarters in London, and are the oldest written documents found in the UK. Taylor was previously an at-large member of the board of BAACG while interning as a Digital Diagnostic Specialist with Principal Conservator Elisa Stewart of Kept Art Restoration. He applies non-invasive imaging methods, including spectral and computational imaging, to understand the materials and techniques used by artists. Taylor is also a member of the AIC Emerging Conservation Professionals Network. He has a B.Sc. degree in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (MIT, 1987) with a humanities concentrat
Objects, Archaeology, Natural History, Sculpture, Stone, Wood, Ceramics, Architecture, Paintings, Murals, General Interest, Virtual/Digital, Diagnostics
Objects, Archaeology, Stone
Objects, Natural History, Sculpture, Stone, Wood, Ceramics, Paintings, Textiles, Costumes, Screens, Scrolls, Framing, Gilding
Objects, Archaeology, Natural History, Sculpture, Stone, Wood, Ceramics, Glass, Architecture, Paintings, Textiles, Paper, Books, Photographs, Scrolls, Framing, Marquetry, Archiving
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.
Objects, Sculpture, Paintings, Paper
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.
Paintings, Textiles, Paper