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Janelle Batkin-Hall

National Museum of African Art
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Objects Conservation
Washington, District of Columbia
Janelle Batkin-Hall is a Mellon Fellow in objects conservation at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution. She holds an M.A. and Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation from Buffalo State College. Janelle earned undergraduate degrees in photography and art restoration from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Her conservation research interests include dye technologies, technical imaging, microscopy, and the conservation of archaeological and cultural heritage collections. Onsite conservation projects include the El Kurru Archaeology Project in North Sudan (through the University of Michigan), the Athenian Agora Excavations (The American School of Classical Studies at Athens), the National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos (Sevastopol, Ukraine), Historic St. Mary's City (Maryland), and the Josiah Henson Park (Maryland).