Work Experience

The Ingalls Library at the Cleveland Museum of Art; Associate Book and Paper Conservator

    2014-present


The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio; Associate Book and Paper Conservator

    2014-2018


The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio; Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Paper Conservation,

    2008-2011


The Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts; Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Paper Conservation,

    2006-2008


The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland; Graduate Intern,

    2005-2006


The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland; Graduate Intern,

    2005-2006

Amy A. Crist

Professional Associate of the

American Institute for Conservation


Education

MA and CAS, Paper Conservation, Buffalo State College, 2006


Certificate in Bookbinding, North Bennet Street School, 2003


BA, Studio Art, magna cum laude, Kenyon College, 2000

I established my private practice in 2011 after completing two post-graduate Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships.  For two and a half years, I dedicated myself to my practice, working on vast and varied projects for private clients and institutions.  In 2014, I had the opportunity to return to the Cleveland Museum of Art full time, working in the paper conservation lab and also establishing a book conservation lab for the Museum’s Ingalls Library, one of the most important art reference libraries in the country.

Four years and two babies later, I decided to reduce my work at the CMA to a part time schedule, giving me the time and flexibility to sanely parent while still taking on some private work.  I love the variety and unusual challenges that come with private practice as well as the relationships I build with my clients.