Samantha Sheesley, Paper Conservator, received her B.F.A from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and her M.A. in Conservation from Buffalo State College.
Ms. Sheesley joins CCAHA as a conservator after completing an N.E.A. fellowship with the Center. Prior to joining CCAHA, she worked in conservation labs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC; the Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY; the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece; the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Belmont Hills Conservation Studio.
Ms. Sheesley has an interest in contemporary art and in the moral rights of artists. She researched and documented interviews with contemporary artists to illustrate their merit in diligent conservation practice. She contributes to the profession by speaking at various conferences regionally and nationally. Most recently, Ms. Sheesley spoke about the conservation treatment of a large, three-dimensional paper installation belonging to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery during the 2008 AIC Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.