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Fran Baas

Dallas Museum of Art
Associate Conservator
Dallas, TX
Bridging the worlds of objects and textile conservation, Baas previously has worked in conservation labs at the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, the Barnes Foundation, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and Historic New England. She is a graduate of the SUNY Buffalo’s Masters Program in Art Conservation, where she specialized in objects conservation. Before pursuing conservation, Baas obtained her first masters in Museum Science from Texas Tech University, and worked in a variety of collection management and exhibition department positions in museums across the country, including the Art Institute of Chicago and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.