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Joannie Bottkol

NPS Historic Architecture, Conservation and Engineering Center
Conservator
Melrose, MA
Joannie Bottkol, is an objects conservator for the National Park Service’s Northeast Region, which consists of over 80 National Sites and Parks spanning from Maine to Virginia. The collections include decorative and fine art, outdoor monuments, historic house interiors and furnishings, and archaeological objects.Prior to joining the NPS, Joannie was the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Objects Conservation at the Brooklyn Museum. She received her Master’s Degree in Art History and Conservation from the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. She has held internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art in New York City and worked on contracts for the Guggenheim New York as well as for a number of private conservation studios. She has participated in conservation projects at NYU’s Villa La Pietra in Florence, Italy and on excavations at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods in Samothrace, Greece and at the site of ancient Selinunte in Sicily. Joannie holds an undergraduate degree in Art History from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and worked in finance in New York City for ten years before returning to school in pursuit of a career in conservation.