Nina Owczarek, Assistant Conservator
In early 2011, I joined the Conservation Department as the newest staff member. With several years working in various museums, regional centers and private collections both in the US and abroad, I can now channel my energy into a single collection. As an objects conservator, I have always loved the variety of materials and cultures that my training allows me to work with. The depth and breadth of the Penn Museum collection ensures that I will still be able to maintain this level of diversity in my work even though I am working in one place. In addition to taking care of as many objects as I can, I am also Co-Founder and Program Chair of the Philadelphia Area Conservation Association (PACA), a new professional network for conservation and preservation professionals in the greater Philadelphia area.
I am a graduate of the Conservation Center at New York University, holding both an MA in Art History and an Advanced Certificate in the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (2005), and am a Professional Associate member of the American Institute of Conservation for Historic and Artistic Works.