Rachael Perkins Arenstein is a Professional Associate member of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) with over 25 years of museum and conservation experience. She has worked at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She completed internships at the British Museum and the Israel Museum as well as other international institutions. Rachael’s degree in art conservation is from the University of London where she studied at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. She received her B.A. in Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology from Cornell University where she wrote her honors thesis on the Dendrochronological analysis of an Urartian archaeological site. She has excavated at Tel Miqne-Ekron in Israel and has been the on-site conservator for Tel Gezer excavations. Rachael was in private practice for four years before co-founding A.M. Art Conservation, LLC in 2009. In addition, she is active in several professional organizations including positions as the e-Editor for the AIC and the Co-Chair of the Integrated Pest Management Working Group which manages the museumpests.net website. Download Rachael’s C.V. PDF
Eugenie Milroy is a Professional Associate member of the American Institute for Conservation with over 20 years of museum and conservation experience. She has held positions at the American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and worked with private clients for over 10 years before co-founding A.M. Art Conservation in 2009. Eugenie’s conservation treatment experience ranges from archaeological and ethnographic to modern collections. Eugenie studied art conservation and art history at New York University’s Conservation Center/Institute of Fine Arts and, after completing her conservation internship at the Cloisters branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in June 1999, she completed a fellowship in the Anthropology department of the American Museum of Natural History where she continued to work until June 2004. She has worked as an on-site conservator at archaeological excavations in Mochlos, Crete and at Poggio Civitate, (Murlo) Italy. She carried out student internships at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and the National Park Service among other institutions. Eugenie received her B.A. in Art History from Barnard College, Columbia University. Eugenie is also involved with New York City’s Alliance for Response group, which connects emergency responders with representatives of the cultural heritage community to strengthen disaster mitigation and response capabilities. Download Eugenie’s C.V. PDF
A.M. Conservation works with technicians, other conservators and allied professionals in the New York area allowing us to accept large projects requiring more staff and additional expertise. We can provide referrals for conservators in other disciplines (e.g. painting, book & paper, textiles) as well as services such as materials testing and analysis, mountmaking, art handling and installation, art shipping, storage and appraisals.