It’s near end of the quarter and tomorrow the class of 2018 returns to our conservation training labs at the Getty Villa to give their final presentations as graduate students in our program. They will be presenting on their 3rd year internships, as well as discussing the work they did for their MA thesis projects. The day will end with a small reception to celebrate the completion of their conservation degree and graduation.
This year we also have our first alumni reunion organized around the presentation and graduation event. Alumni will not only be in attendance tomorrow , but have organized a reunion day on Saturday that includes lightning round presentations highlighting their current work and/or research.
A list of the class of 2018 3rd year internship placements can be found on this previous post. Here is a list of the M.A. thesis research they will be sharing with us:
- Morgan Burgess – Digitizing Conservation: An Approach to Reconstruction and Loss Compensation using Digital 3D Technologies
- Marci Burton – A Technical Study of a Pre-Columbian Chilean Child Mummy Bundle from Arica, Chile
- Mari Hagemeyer – Exploratory Investigations into the Effectiveness of a Novel Treatment for Denatured Leather and Skin Materials
- Hayley Monroe – Conditioning Basketry Elements with Water and Ethanol: An Investigation into the Effects of Existing Conservation Methods
- Lindsay Ocal – Materials, Technology and Conservation of Ceramic Vessels from the Site of Amapa in Nayarit, Mexico
- Michaela Paulson – The Visible Effects of Adhesives and Pressure on Color in Kingfisher Feathers
Congratulations to the class of 2018! We look forward to celebrating with them, and our alumni, and hearing about all the wonderful work all the current and past UCLA/Getty grads have been doing!