Katarzyna Anna Vargas
New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
New York, NY, USA
Extracting Stories from DNA preserved by 19th century Americana
Katarzyna Ann Vargas is a Conservator at the New-York Historical Society, where she cares for the collection’s paper based materials, including printed books, manuscripts, and ephemera. She has particular interest in preventive conservation strategies, historic conservation practices, and conservation ethics. Prior to joining the N-YHS staff, Katarzyna trained at several New York City based conservation laboratories, including the American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Morgan Library. She received her degree in conservation from the Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department at SUNY Buffalo State.