I am an art conservator and a professor, specializing in conservation and the study of modern and contemporary art collections. 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 of artists in New York collections.