In May 2012 Julia received her MA with an Advanced Certificate in Conservation from The Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she was a George Stout Fellow. Previous to her time at AMNH, Julia worked at the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis in Turkey, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, and at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford, MA. She has completed technical illustrations for publications on the work of Edgar Degas and Spanish polychrome sculpture, and is the Coordinator for Emerging Professionals in Conservation, a sub-group of the New York Regional Association for Conservation.
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Julia Sybalsky began interning at the museum in January 2010. She worked on the comprehensive renovation of the habitat dioramas in the Hall of North American Mammals as a Conservation Fellow from 2011 to 2012. Subsequently she conducted an in-depth risk assessment of library and archive materials housed in departments throughout the museum. She is currently the Project Conservator for a three-year IMLS-funded research project investigating recoloring materials for faded taxidermy.