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Cathleen Zaret

GWU/Textile Museum Washington DC
Associate Conservator
Washington DC
Cathleen Zaret will begin work as an associate conservator at George Washington University / Textile Museum, Washington DC this June. She launched her private practice Zaret Textile & Costume Conservation LLC in November of 2015 conserving and mounting three-dimensional and flat textiles for museums and private clients in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. She was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Textile Conservation at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian from September 2013 to October 2015. Cathleen is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology with a Master’s degree in Fashion and Textile History: Museum Practices. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Textile Design from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, and an Associate Science degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Before attending graduate school she began her career as an intern turned contractor for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Museum Conservation Institute.