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Margaret Bearden

Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
Graduate Fellow
Brookline, MA
Maggie graduated from the University of Delaware in 2011 with Bachelors of Arts degrees in Art Conservation and Art History. During her time as an undergraduate she worked pre-program at the Emory Michael C. Carlos Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA), and Ossabaw Island. To gain international perspective she spent fall of her junior year in Florence studying art conservation at the Studio Art Centers International (SACI). Following graduation she worked at the National Air and Space Museum where she conducted a condition assessment of the 1909 Wright Military Flyer. She returned to Delaware to complete a two-year IMLS silver coating project at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library led by Bruno Pouliot. She concurrently participated in the Rodin Museum Rejuvenation project led by the PMA where she conducted historical paint analysis, restored interior components, and conserved Rodin sculptures including The Gates of Hell under the guidance of Andrew Lins, Sally Malenka, Debra Breslin, and Kate Cuffari. Maggie transitioned to the paper conservation lab of the PMA where she worked on a variety of drawings, books, and prints with Nancy Ash, Scott Homolka, and Eliza Spaulding. She most recently worked with Kristin deGhetaldi on the conservation of a large 16th century painting by Pietro da Cortona at Villanova University.