I am an art conservator and a professor with a background in archaeological and sculpture conservation. I currently specialize in modern and contemporary art. In the Museum Studies Program at New York University, I teach seminars on the conservation of museum collections and the museum life of contemporary art. These courses allow me to work with graduate students across the university to analyze social, legal, and material dynamics of acquiring and managing contemporary art. We engage in contemporary debates around intellectual property and copyright, the notion of authorship, and various conceptual frameworks such as object biographies, intentionality, and authenticity. We often conduct student-led interviews with artists in New York collections and work with artists to create information resources from their archives.