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References upon request. Email mzycherman@gmail.com or call 415-761-0781.

 

Experience

Paper and Book Conservation Intern
Feb. 2019-Present
NYC Municipal Archives, New York, NY

Conservation Unit intern building custom enclosures; mending and book repair; maintaining stacks; mold remediation; matting and framing; and other preservation-related activities. Three-month position.  http://www.archives.nyc/newamsterdam/conservation

Library Bookbinder
February 2018-May 2018
UC Bindery Services, Richmond, CA

Repaired damaged books from all UC Libraries. Removed old covers; mended text blocks; replaced and rebound endpapers with water-soluble glue; and sewed magazines together for serials. Temporary hire.  https://bindery.berkeley.edu/

 

Conservation Administrator/Conservation Technician
May 2017-December 2017
Bernacki & Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL

Hands-on experience conserving a variety of wood, metal and ceramic objects. Identifying materials; recognizing types of damage; testing media; and applying appropriate cleaning and consolidation techniques. Handled art that had sustained either extreme or mild damage, and prepared and packaged the art for its return after treatment. www.bernackiconservation.com

 

Wood, Metal and Ceramic Conservation Intern
February 2017-May 2017
Bernacki & Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL

Hands-on experience conserving a variety of wood, metal and ceramic objects. Identifying materials; recognizing types of damage; testing media; and applying appropriate cleaning and consolidation techniques. www.bernackiconservation.com

 

Paper Arts Conservation Intern
Summer 2016
Zukor Art Conservation, Oakland, CA

Hands-on experience documenting and conserving a variety of paper arts from watercolor to Japanese woodblock to lithographic prints. Learned to identify materials; recognize types of damage; test media; apply appropriate dry cleaning or washing and flattening techniques; and mend and line paper. www.zukorartconservation.com

 

Event Administration    
Fall 2015
Wines & Vines, San Rafael, CA

Event, speakers, and exhibit prep for wine packaging conference held in Napa. Photographed and logged bottles for wine packaging competition; setup template speaker slides for brand consistency; and greeted/checked in attendees. www.winesandvines.com

 

Administrative and Promotion Intern
Summer 2012
The Mountain Play, Mill Valley, CA

Research and database management setting up mail merges and data input into Excel for annual outdoor musicals serving the Northern California/Bay Area since 1913. www.mountainplay.org

 

Education

Art and Materials Conservation
2012–2017
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

Earned a B.A. in Art and Materials Conservation. Awarded Achievement Award Scholarship for 2012-2016. Earned Certificate in Art Conservation at Lorenzo de’Medici School in Florence, Italy in May 2016. www.colum.edu

 

Marin School of the Arts
2008–2012
Novato, CA

Rigorous, magnet high school in Northern California focused on fine art, music and film. Studied painting, drawing, photography and graphic design. www.marinschoolofthearts.org

 

SKILLS

  • Took classes in papermaking, jewlery making and photo documentation; artifact documentation and fresco, oil painting and wood conservation; basic book and paper conservation at both Columbia College Chicago; Lorenzo de' Medici Institute; and the San Francisco Center for the Book.

  • Comfortable working in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, QuickBooks and Excel on both Mac and PC.

  •  Received Cum Laude certificate in Latin in 2012.

  • Set up guest artist lecture series for magnet arts high school from 2011-2012.