The UCLA/Getty Program is pleased to welcome Nicole Passerotti as the new Program Associate for the Andrew W. Mellon Opportunity for Diversity in Conservation. Nicole was recently an assistant conservator at the Field Museum where she worked with the Native North American collection. She holds an M.A. and Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation from SUNY Buffalo State College. In 2019, as a program assistant for Untold Stories, she planned and participated in the “Indigenous Futures and Collaborative Conservation” closing session at the annual conference for the American Institute for Conservation. She also recently participated in the panel “Anthropo-seen: Confronting Controversial Collections and Navigating Visibility for Underrepresented Communities” at the Council for Museum Anthropology. As a panelist for the recent Chicagoland Women in Science Mixer she had the opportunity to encourage more diverse perspectives in the sciences. Her prior conservation experience includes a Samuel H. Kress Fellowship at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and work at Pitt Rivers Museum at Oxford University, Kaymacki Archaeological Project in Turkey, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Cantor Center for the Arts at Stanford University, de Young Museum, and Textile Museum of Oaxaca. Nicole received a B.A. in English from Oberlin College.
To find out more information on the Opportunity for Diversity in Conservation or to get application details for the upcoming workshop, please visit: uclagettydiversityinitiative.wordpress.com.