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Abbott Nixon

West Lake Conservators
Painting Conservation Assistant & Operations Manager
Skaneatales, NY
Abbott received her B.A. in Arts Administration from SUNY Fredonia, where she studied the ephemeral performance art. She received her M.A. in Critical Museum Studies in May 2018, where she focused on the museum management and wrote her Master's thesis on the ethics of material degradation of art and artifacts. After interning at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Shelburne Museum she moved to West Lake Conservators in New York where she has been working since 2012 in paintings conservation and became the Operations Officer in 2017. Abbott also manages a private art collection in New York's southern tier.