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Marina Hays

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute
Polaire Weissman Fellow in Conservation
Brooklyn, NY
Marina Hays is the 2017-2018 Polaire Weissman Fund Fellow in Conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, where she is researching fashion conservation practice with a particular focus on eighteenth-century garments. She was previously an intern at The Met, and also completed internships at the Textile Conservation Laboratory at The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City and at The Valentine in Richmond, VA. She received a Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Studies with a concentration in Conservation from the Fashion Institute of Technology in May 2017. She also holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Pratt Institute and worked previously as the archivist of The Barnett Newman Foundation. Marina is the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network liaison to the AIC Textile Specialty Group.