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Kari Rayner

National Gallery of Art
Conservator
Alexandria, VA
Kari Rayner is a 2015 graduate of the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University with a specialization in paintings conservation. Kari completed her fourth year internship at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.  In addition to interning at the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum during her graduate studies, Kari has worked at Modern Art Conservation in New York, NY, and completed a number of pre-program internships at institutions including the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts. She worked as a post-graduate intern at the Hamilton Kerr Institute at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom from 2015-16 and returned to the National Gallery of Art for an advanced fellowship in paintings conservation in the fall of 2016, where she works currently.

Kari served as an officer of the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network between 2016 and 2019. She initially fulfilled the role of Webinar Coordinator, transitioned to Vice Chair the following year, and served as Chair from 2018-19.