Morgan L Burgess

National Museum of American History
Washington, DC
Morgan Burgess graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 2012 with a B.A. in Classical Archaeology and a minor in Studio Art. Her first conservation experiences were as an undergrad at the Mugello Valley Arcaheological Project: Poggio Colla Field School in Vicchio, Italy. After graduating from Franklin & Marshall, Morgan began a two year post-baccalaureate study in Chemistry at Rutgers University and a pre-program internship at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. After two years of chemistry and about a year and a half at the Penn Museum, Morgan moved to Austin, Texas for an internship at the Harry Ransom Center at UT Austin volunteering in the books conservation lab. Her professional interests include material science, ancient production techniques, and the relationship between conservation, art insurance, and forged art.