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Carolyn Riccardelli

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Objects Conservatio
Conservator, Objects Conservation
New York, NY
Carolyn Riccardelli is a conservator in the Department of Objects Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art where she is responsible for structural issues related to large-scale objects. From 2005-2014 her primary project was Tullio Lombardo’s Adam for which she was the principal member of team of conservators and scientists conducting research on adhesives and pinning materials, as well as developing innovative methods for reassembling the damaged sculpture. Committed to the educational development of conservators-in-training, Carolyn is one of the coordinators of an active graduate internship program in the Department of Objects Conservation at The Met. She is a frequent lecturer at the NYU Conservation Center, WUDPAC, and Buffalo, speaking about adhesives and pinning techniques for marble, and ceramics conservation. Carolyn has worked in Turkey at the Archaeological Expedition at Sardis, and more recently at The Met’s Egyptian excavations at Dahshur and Lisht. Carolyn has been an active member of AIC, serving on the AIC Board of Directors, the AIC Publications Committee, and as an officer in the Objects Specialty Group. She holds a B.A. in anthropology from Newcomb College, Tulane University and an M.A. from the Art Conservation Program at Buffalo State College.