Laura Hortz Stanton is Executive Director of the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA).
Ms. Hortz Stanton assumes this role after having served seven years as CCAHA’s Director of Preservation Services. In this position, she conducted vulnerability and needs assessments, formulated disaster plans for museums, libraries, and other institutions, and taught preservation classes. Under her leadership, the Preservation Services Department implemented and presented educational programs on preservation planning across the country. She is the Vice Chair of the American Institute for Conservation’s (AIC) Collections Care Network, is a member of the AIC Conservation Emergency Response Team, and is an active member of the Field Services Alliance of the American Association for State and Local History.
Ms. Hortz Stanton previous served as the Curator of Collections at the Siouxland Heritage Museums in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she managed a significant collection of historic artifacts. She received her BA in Anthropology and Archaeology from Temple University and her MA from the Museum Studies Program at the Cooperstown Graduate Program.