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Emily Klayman Jacobson-[PA]

Freer|Sackler, Smithsonian Institution
Paper & Photographs Conservator
Washington, District of Columbia
Emily Klayman Jacobson is currently the Paper and Photographs Conservator at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Emily received her B.A. in Art History from Connecticut College in 1984 and her M.A., with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Paper Conservation, from Buffalo State College in 1991. Following graduate school, Emily received a two-year Getty Fellowship in Paper Conservation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She subsequently worked as a Paper and Photographs Conservator at the National Portrait Gallery and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Emily has been active in the conservation community as Chair of the Book & Paper Group of the American Institute for Conservation and President of the Washington Conservation Guild. She has presented lectures, written for publications, reviewed grants and supervised budding conservators. Emily works extensively with Islamic and Indian paintings although her current research project focuses on the watercolor materials and working techniques of James McNeill Whistler.