National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Catherine Sease

Affiliation: Yale University

Catherine Sease is the Senior Conservator for the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University, and holds her degrees from the Institute of Archaeology at the University of London, and Bryn Mawr College, with additional studies at Wesleyan University and the University of Cambridge.  She has had a distinguished career as a conservator of archaeological materials, both in museums (including the the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Field Museum) and at excavations throughout the Mediterranean and Near East. Her indispensable volume, A Conservation Manual for the Field Archaeologist, was first published in 1987, is in its third edition, and has recently been translated into Chinese.  Catherine Sease was the 2008 recipient of the AIA’s Conservation and Heritage Management Award.

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