Corine Norman McHugh, Paper Conservator, received her B.A. from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts in Geography and Art History and her M.S. in Paper Conservation, with a minor in Photograph Conservation, from the Winterthur / University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation.
Ms. McHugh joined CCAHA in 2008. She first worked at the Center from 2005-2007 as both a graduate intern and National Endowment for the Arts Fellow. In the interim, she was the Samuel H. Kress Fellow at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Andrew Mellon Intern at the Barnes Foundation. She has also worked at the Worcester Art Museum, the Addison Gallery of American Art, and the Northeast Document Conservation Center.
While at CCAHA, she has completed a wide variety of treatments. Most notable are Andy Warhol’s screenprints of Mao Tse-Tung, Indian chromolithographs from 1880s Calcutta, an oversize French lithograph poster by Pierre Falize that once hung in Philadelphia’s Sansom Street Oyster House, Civil War albumen photographs, John James Audubon’s Birds of America prints, an 18th-century Japanese scroll by Tsunenobu Kanou, and Andrew Wyeth watercolors.
In 2007, Ms. McHugh presented and published research on the Warhol screenprints at an international conference titled Printed on Paper: The Techniques, History and Conservation of Printed Media. After Hurricane Katrina in 2006, she assisted Winterthur Museum conservators in Biloxi, Mississippi with triage assessment of damaged paper-based collections, and later, at CCAHA, co-wrote a collections policy for a historic house museum in Biloxi. She has created and implemented a disaster preparedness workshop for staff at the Barnes Foundation and co-written several collection surveys for cultural institutions in the Philadelphia region.