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Diana Gabler

National Museum of the American Indian
Research Fellow in Conservation
Washington, DC
Diana Gabler holds a Diploma (MA) in Conservation of Archaeological, Ethnographic and Decorated Arts Objects from the State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart, Germany. She is currently Research Fellow in Conservation at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Washington D.C., where she completed a two-year Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Objects Conservation (2015 – 2017). Her research project focuses on collaborative work with Native communities and the development of a systematic approach to the documentation process of conservation consultations with Native community members, scholars, and artists. Before joining the NMAI team in 2015, she has worked at the Ethnological Museum in Berlin (2013 – 2015) as Objects Conservator of the Americas' collections. Diana is Chair of the Ethnographic Working Group of the Association of Conservator-Restorers (VDR e.V.), Germany.