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Kate Morrand

Naval History & Heritage Command
Conservator
Washington, DC
Kate Morrand received her B.F.A. in Art History and Fine Art at the University of Kansas and her Post-baccalaureate degree in Fine Art and Archaeological Conservation at Studio Art Centers International in Florence.  She has worked on conservation projects in both the United States and in Europe, focusing on the treatment of archaeological material from underwater sites.  Ms. Morrand serves as Director of the Archaeology and Conservation Laboratory, a component of the Underwater Archaeology Branch of the Naval History & Heritage Command. The laboratory is responsible for the documentation, research, conservation and preservation of archaeological material recovered from sunken military craft under Department of Navy purview. The laboratory also serves as a curation facility for more than 3,500 archaeological artifacts, coordinates loans of archaeological material, conducts artifact analyses and research, and undertakes education and outreach initiatives.