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Subject: Sarah Stauderman appointed Director of Collections at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Sarah Stauderman appointed Director of Collections at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

From: Sarah Stauderman <staudermans<-at->
Date: Friday, February 27, 2015
Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Melissa Chiu,
announced in January 2015 that Sarah Stauderman has been named the
Hirshhorn's new Director of Collections beginning March 22, 2015.
Sarah is currently the Associate Director of Collections Care at the
Smithsonian Institution Archives, where she oversees conservation
services and historic photograph collections.  She holds a Master's
degree from the art conservation program at Buffalo State College,
and she was a post-graduate fellow at the Smithsonian Center for
Materials Research and Education (1997).  Trained as a paper
conservator, her major research interest has been in the area of
magnetic media deterioration and preservation management.

Sarah will be taking over from Susan Lake, who has served at the
Hirshhorn for over thirty years, first as Paintings Conservator and
most recently as Director of the Collection Care and Management
Department.  During her tenure, Susan has coordinated and
significantly improved the oversight of collection care, and over
the past ten years, she has raised almost two million dollars in
grants and fellowships for collection stewardship.  In 2014, she
secured funds from the Ellsworth Kelly Conservation Fund and the
Gettings Bequest to support the upgrade and on-site move of the
Hirshhorn conservation lab, scheduled for 2016.  She is currently
writing a book on Clyfford Still's painting materials, in
collaboration with the Getty Conservation Institute, and she is
researching the working methods of Robert Irwin in preparation for
the Hirshhorn's upcoming exhibition.

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Received on Friday, 27 February, 2015

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