Raised on the Eastern
Shore of Maryland, Annabelle grew up with a respect and passion for the
arts but did not learn about art conservation until the end of her
freshman year of college. Annabelle has completed internships in
objects, textile, painting, photograph, and preventive conservation at
museums including the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, the Arizona
State Museum, and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.
Annabelle has a
special interest in the conservation of ethnographic materials. She will
be discussing conservation in general, as well as the specific
treatment of a Martin and Osa Johnson album that she completed under the
supervision of Debra Hess Norris, Chair of the Department of Art
Conservation at the University of Delaware. The album, which is part of
the Explorers Club collection in New York, is especially interesting to
Annabelle due to its immense anthropological value.