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Margaret D. Breuker

NPS Historic Architecture, Conservation and Engineering Center
Conservator
Lowell, MA
Margaret Breuker is the Senior Conservator with the Historic Architecture, Conservation and Engineering Center for the Northeast Region of the National Park Service in the Department of the Interior. Margaret has over 18 years of experience working on decorative, archaeological, and utilitarian objects, historic house interiors, and monuments within the National Park Service's collection from Maine to Virginia. In addition, Margaret specializes in issues relating to collections management, sustainability and environmental/climate control.


Margaret graduated from Columbia University with a MSc. in Historic Preservation in 1999, with an emphasis on monument and archaeological site preservation. She was then a Samuel H. Kress Fellow at the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, where she studied the biodeterioration of cultural materials and worked on multiple research projects, such as the study of biodegradation of Mayan ruins, and fungal degradation of limestone tombs. She has been a member of the American Institute of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) since 1999 and she has been a Professional Associate since 2004.