Collections Care: Conservation and Preservation

Gretchen Anderson

Gretchen Anderson

Conservator, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Areas of focus: Preventative conservation

Gretchen Anderson is a conservator and the head of the Section of Conservation at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, which houses more than 22 million objects. Anderson manages collections care and continually improves environmental conditions throughout the museum, including in exhibitions and storage. Her research interests focus on preventive conservation practices for natural science collections, including environmental and integrated pest management.

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To schedule an interview, 
email Erin Southerland or call her at 412.353.4818.

Ellen Baxter

Ellen Baxter

Chief Conservator, Carnegie Museum of Art

Areas of focus: Collections Care: Conservation and Preservation

Ellen Baxter oversees CMOA’s conservation program, and is responsible for the care and maintenance of the museum’s paintings, drawings, and works on paper. She has been working in the field for more than 30 years, and has been at CMOA since 1990. Her early work in Pittsburgh revolved around the care of dozens works by Andy Warhol during the foundation of The Andy Warhol Museum. She supervised the cleaning and restoration of John White Alexander’s 3900 square-foot mural cycle, The Crowning of Labor. Before arriving in Pittsburgh, she was a private conservator in Charlotte, NC, and a fellow at the Walters Museum, Baltimore. She holds undergraduate degrees in studio arts, art history, and chemistry, and a Master’s degree in art conservation from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.

To schedule an interview, email Emily Willson or call her at 412.622.3328.

Amber Morgan

Amber Morgan

Director of Collections and Registration, The Andy Warhol Museum

Areas of focus: Collections care: Conservation and Preservation, Andy Warhol

Amber Morgan began her career at Carnegie Museum of Art in 2001, starting as an assistant to the fine arts department before moving to registration. She joined The Warhol in 2007 and has become increasingly responsible for the stewardship of the world’s largest collection of Warhol art and archives and now oversees all aspects of collections care for the museum, including conservation, preservation, cataloging and documentation, and the administration of loans. Morgan holds a bachelor of fine arts from Saint Vincent College and a master of library science from the University of Pittsburgh.

To schedule an interview, email Charlene Bidula or call her at 412.237.8351.