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Welcome to Cross-Sections! We provide a behind-the-scenes look at the art conservation and science projects pursued at the Cantor Arts Center Art + Science Learning Lab.

The Cantor Arts Center Art + Science Learning Lab at Stanford University.

What does a conservator do?

A conservator helps preserve works of art.
Our conservators do this in many ways, including:

  • determining the structural stability of individual works
  • counteracting deterioration
  • performing conservation treatments

All based on an evaluation of aesthetic, historic, and scientific characteristics of the art piece.

Generally, a conservator will have a background in art history, studio art, materials science, and chemistry, in addition to having considerable practical experience in conservation.

Stanford Staff:

Susan-3 2Susan Roberts-Manganelli
Director, Art + Science Learning Lab
skrm@stanford.edu
650-725-0461

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Samantha Fisher Li
Objects Conservator
slli@stanford.edu
650-724-5316

2016-2017 Student Fellows:

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Katherine Van Kirk, Engineering Physics ’19 (Chen-Yang Fellow)

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Jennie Yang, Materials Science ’19 (Geballe Fellow)

Current Stanford Student Interns:

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Taylor Hendrickson, Undeclared ’20, Conservation Lab Intern 2015-16

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Sasha Zoe Landauer, Undeclared ’20, Outdoor Sculpture Intern

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Cathy Yang, Art Practice ’20, Outdoor Sculpture Intern

Vivienne Le, Archaeology, ‘18 (Abroad Paris ‘17), Outdoor Sculpture Intern

Maria Olivia Davalos Stanton, Classics/Chemistry ’15, Outdoor Sculpture and Lab Intern

Gabrielle Thiboutot, PhD Candidate, Classical Archaeology, APPEAR Project

2015 Student Fellows:

Oliver Wang, Chen-Yang Fellow

Oliver Wang, Biology ’16, Chen-Yang Fellow 2015

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Sara Sheffels, Materials Science ’16, VPUE Fellow 2015

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Shawn Lee, Materials Science ’16, Geballe Fellow 2015

2014 Student Fellows:

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Aman Thomas, Materials Science ’15, Geballe Fellow 2014

Federico Becker, Materials Science ’15, Art+Science Chen-Yang Fellow 2014

 Former Stanford Student Interns:

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Andrew Barakat, Economics ’15, Outdoor Sculpture Intern

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Gabe Tall, Philosophy ’16, Outdoor Sculpture Intern 2014-2015

Candice Kim, Biology, Student Intern 2014

Candice Kim, Biology, Lab intern 2014

Victoria Kennedy

Victoria Kennedy, Religious Studies/Art History ’14 Lab intern 2014

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Kevin Chow, Materials Science ’14, Lab intern 2012-13

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Ivy Nguyen, Chemical Engineering ’14, Lab intern 2011-12

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Owen Falk, Chemical Engineering, MS ’14, Outdoor sculpture intern 2014

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Dave Evans, Mechanical Engineering, Outdoor Sculpture Intern

 Nichole Litvinas, Chemistry, Ph D ’10, TA for “Art, Chemistry and Madness” (ChemEng 80Q), Lab intern, Conservation Science Feasibility Study 2010

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Kiran Malladi, Engineering and Robotics, PhD 2013, Lab intern

Anita Verma, Biology, Lab intern 2008; Lab assistant 2013

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Sid Carter, Archeology/Earth Science ’05, Lab research intern

 Rachel Danford, Art History ’06,  Lab intern 2005

Alisa Chiles, Art History ’06,  Lab intern 2005

Elizabeth Wessels, Art History/Archaeology ’05,  Lab intern 2005

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Alice Barnes, Art History/Athletics (Tennis), Lab intern 2005

 Melina Avery, Art History/Studio Art Sara Lawrence, Outdoor Sculpture intern 2004

Anne Gunnison 2000 Intern

Anne Gunnison, Art History, Lab intern 2004

Alisa Eagleston, Art History, ’04, Lab intern 2001-2004

Pedro Guimaraes Martins, Undeclared ’19, Outdoor Sculpture Intern (2016)

Mauricio Antunano, Philosophy ’15, Outdoor Sculpture Intern (2013-2015)

Kristel Bugayong, Communication ‘18, Lab Intern (summer 2016)

Current Pre-Program and Graduate Interns:

Céline Chrétien, Outdoor Sculpture Intern, ‘16-’17

Former Pre-Program and Graduate Interns:

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Emily Farek, Outdoor Sculpture Intern Summer ’15

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Theresa Merchant, Outdoor Sculpture Intern 2016

Nicole Passeroti, Pre-program conservation intern

Nicole Passeroti, Pre-program conservation intern, 2012-2014

Jocelyn Chan, Art History/Chemistry, Outdoor Art intern

Former Staff Contributors:

Emy Kim, Outdoor Sculpture Coordinator and Objects Conservator

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Oliver O’Donnell and Ellen Bechtol Outdoor Sculpture Coordinators

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Elizabeth Saetta, Outdoor Sculpture Coordinator and Objects Conservator

Mariko Chang