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Kisook Suh

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Associate Conservator
Tarrytown, New York
Kisook Suh is Associate Conservator in the Department of Textile Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is currently working on medieval tapestries of The Cloisters’ collections. Kisook has been part of varied projects at the Museum, in particular preparing textiles for the new galleries of Arts of Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia (ALTICALSA). She was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellowship with her research on East Asian embroideries. She was previously employed by the National Folk Museum of Korea for conservation projects on costumes and textiles from the Joseon Dynasty. Kisook has receive two Master’s Degrees: the first, Clothing and Textiles from Seoul National University (1999); the second in Museum Studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York (2003). In addition to her continuing involvement with researching issues of early repairs on textiles, along with related practices of their restoration/reconstruction, her most recent interests are in digitization and multispectral imaging for conservation documentation.