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Luisa Casella

West Lake Conservators
Photograph Conservator
Skaneateles, New York
Luisa has a Masters in conservation from the Instituto Politénico de Tomar, in Portugal. She worked for eight years at Luis Pavão Limitada, serving museums, archives, and cultural institutions. In 2005 Luisa was awarded the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of the Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Conservation at George Eastman House and the Image Permanence Institute in Rochester, New York. She designed and implemented an online resource for photograph characterization and conservation, which was awarded a National Leadership Grant for Museums from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. In 2007 Luisa was awarded the first Research Scholarship in Photograph Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Following this post, Luisa worked as Photograph Conservator at Harry Ransom Center in the University of Texas at Austin. Luisa has worked at West Lake Conservators since 2013.