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Rachel Freeman

The Art Institute of Chicago
Associate Paper Conservator
Chicago, Illinois
Rachel Freeman graduated with a BA from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (1991) and an MA with a certificate in advanced study in conservation from Buffalo State, SUNY (2004). Rachel's conservation training internships and fellowships include time spent at Heugh-Edmondson Conservation Services (Kansas City, MO), the Museums of New Mexico (Santa Fe, NM), and the Balboa Art Conservation Center (San Diego, CA). She joined the staff at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005 as a Mellon Fellow in Paper Conservation. Currently an Associate Conservator, she cares mainly for works on paper and paintings in the Asian Art collection. Rachel has previously published on Jose Guadalupe Posada, and the identification of the palm leaves commonly used in South Asian manuscripts. She is a Professional Associate in the American Institute for Conservation.