Vanessa Applebaum ACR
Vanessa is an accredited conservation manager and trained objects conservator specialising in modern materials. She is the founder of the Icon Modern Materials Network and is the Victoria & Albert Museum's Conservation Operations Manager. Her research interests include the preservation of ephemeral materials, additively manufactured objects in museum collections, and the relationship between collections care and collections access. Originally from Florida, she has spent the past 11 years studying and working in London.
UCL Institute of Archaeology, London, UK MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums (Grade: Distinction) Dissertation: 'Preserving Innovation: Considering the Conservation of 3D Printed Objects in Museum Collections'
UCL Institute of Archaeology, London, UK MA in Principles of Conservation (Grade: Merit) Dissertation: 'Conserving Scientific Heritage: Valuation of Natural History Research Collections'
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK MA in the History of Byzantine Art (Grade: Distinction) Dissertation: 'Frameworks of Identity: Two Thirteenth-Century Vita Icons from the Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai'
University of Virginia, VA, USA BA in Biology and Art History (double major), Chemistry (minor) Concentrations: Genetics and Medieval art Dean's List (2007-2011)
Conservation Operations Manager, Victoria & Albert Museum, London UK
Senior Conservator (One Collection), Science Museum Group, London UK
Conservation and Collections Care Manager, Science Museum (Blythe House), London UK
Conservator (Objects), Science Museum, London UK