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Stephanie Hornbeck

McCarter Chief Conservator
Department of Anthropology
Field Museum


Chicago, IL, USA


Stephanie E. Hornbeck is McCarter Chief Conservator, Anthropology Collections, Field Museum. From 2010-2017 she was Director of Conservation, Caryatid Conservation Services, her private practice. From 2010-2012, as Chief Conservator, Smithsonian Haiti Cultural Recovery Project, she directed conservation recovery of cultural patrimony damaged in the 2010 earthquake. From 1998-2009, she was Conservator, National Museum of African Art. Stephanie’s research involves identification and regulation of ivory and intersections of conservation practice for indigenous material culture and contemporary art.

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