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About our Conservator

Owner and Conservator Jen Munch has worked in conservation and collections since 2011. Jen recently served as the Judith Praska Visiting Professor of Conservation at NYU's Institute of Fine Arts. She earned her MA and CAS in Art Conservation from SUNY Buffalo State College and received a BFA from Tufts University & School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

 

Jen Munch previously held conservator roles at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and a large private studio specializing in the conservation of contemporary artworks. 

 

Jen gained additional conservation experience at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Phillips Collection, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Harvard University's Peabody Museum among others. Jen has treated easel paintings and objects from the 15th-21st centuries, as well as murals from the 19th-21st centuries. 

Jen is a Professional Associate (peer-reviewed status) of the American Institute for Conservation and served as the Chair of AIC’s Contemporary Art Network. She also served on the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Visual Arts grants review panel in 2023 and 2024.

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