began September 2018
Sanchita Balachandran received a Masters of Arts in the History
of Art and an Advanced Certificate of Conservation from the Conservation
Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University in 2003. She completed
post-graduate internships at the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Straus Center for
Conservation at the Harvard Art Museums, and participated in numerous field
seasons on archaeological sites in Egypt. In 2009-2010, Balachandran was
awarded a Fulbright grant for nine months of archival research in India, where
she focused on the history of conservation at the Madras Government Museum.
Since 2008, she has taught courses related to the technical study and analysis
of ancient objects, and the history, ethics and practice of art conservation at
Johns Hopkins University. She is currently Associate Director of the Johns
Hopkins Archaeological Museum.
Her advisory committee members are Lauren Petersen (ARTH), Annette Giesecke (FLL), Rosie Grayburn (ARTC), David Saunders (J. Paul Getty Museum), and Keats Webb (Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute).