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Lisa Young

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Supervisory Conservator
Virginia, Chantilly
Lisa Young has served as objects conservator at the National Air and Space Museum since 2009. She earned her B.Sc. in Conservation at the University of Wales, Cardiff. She has worked at NASM since 1997, where she researched the preservation of spacesuits. From 1999-2006 she was the conservator to Save America’s Treasures Project where she consulted on the Saturn V rocket assembly and performed research on the National collection of spacesuits. She has published articles and given numerous presentations on the conservation of spacesuits, spacecraft and modern materials. She served as President of the Washington Conservation Guild (2005-2007) and is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation since 2016.