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Ida Pohoriljakova, Conservation

My name is Ida Pohoriljakova. I’m a post-graduate fellow in the conservation lab. I hold a Bachelor of Art degree in Classical Archaeology from Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada) and a Master degree in Art Conservation from Queen’s University (Canada) .


I first became aware of the conservation profession when, as an undergraduate student, I was doing research on graduate school. I happened to come upon a graduate program in art conservation. I was immediately interested. I was drawn to the idea of preserving the past and excited about working in a field that is multidisciplinary, intellectual as well as hands-on, and that offers a lot of variety.


I’m particularly interested in the preservation of archaeological and ethnographic objects. I don’t have a favourite type of material or culture. I enjoy working on diverse projects, ranging from Sioux buffalo bladder bags to Guatemalan face masks.


Read more about the Conservation program at the Penn Museum

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Taken on November 30, 2011