Beth Nunan, Program Chair
Beth Nunan was elected as PACA Program Chair in 2020. Beth is a contemporary art conservator in private practice and the Principal Conservator of Albertson & Nunan, Inc. Beth has expertise in the preservation and restoration of painted surfaces and organic materials, including the broadest variety of traditional and nontraditional modern paint media, as well as plastics, taxidermy, leather and bones, wood and plant material, and various textiles. She also has additional expertise in the area of disaster planning for collecting institutions, and provides disaster response coaching for major art museums across the country. Before moving to Philadelphia to open the studio, Beth worked in New York City with the talented conservators of Luca Bonetti, Corp., and as part of the impressive conservation team at the American Museum of Natural History. Her previous conservation experiences also includes internships at the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, the National Museum of the American Indian, the American Philosophical Society Library, and the Denver Art Museum. Beth is a graduate of the Buffalo State College Art Conservation Program, where she received a Masters in Art Conservation with a Certificate of Advanced Studies.
"I joined PACA before we even moved to Philly, as I knew there was an active group of conservators already in the community", says Beth. "My tenure on the board of Alliance for Response NYC provided me with a lot of practice developing interesting program content, and I'm excited to see what new connections I can forge! I'm looking forward to seeing how I can help keep members engaged and create useful and fun programs for all collections care professionals."
If you have an idea for an event or workshop, or if you would like to host a PACA tour of your gallery, archive, preservation business, or conservation space, please contact Beth!