Lauren Anne Horelick has been an objects conservator at the Museum since 2012. She has a BFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute, a BA in Art Conservation from the University of Delaware, and an MA in archaeological and ethnographic conservation from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)/Getty Conservation Master program. Lauren completed graduate internships at the Alaska State Museum and the American Museum of Natural History. She also served as the Andrew W. Mellon Postgraduate Fellow in Objects Conservation at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Lauren’s research interests include studying the effects of adhesives on cultural materials, diagnostic imaging, use of florescent nano-particles as adhesive markers, and exploring cross-disciplinary adaptive treatment techniques for ephemeral technological materials, such as polyurethane foam and doped aircraft fabrics. Prior to becoming an objects conservator Lauren worked in the field of architectural restoration as a sculptor and mold maker.
2015 Horelick, Lauren A. “Traditional Aircraft Repair and Minimal Intervention: A Balancing Act.” American Institute for Conservation Newsletter, March, Volume 40, No.2.
2014 Horelick, Lauren A, Peter McElhinney, Anna Weiss, Malcolm Collum, Russ Lee, and Odile Madden. “Technical Study of the Bat Wing Ship (the Horten Ho 229 V3).” American Institute for Conservation, Research and Technical Studies Specialty Group Post Prints of the 42nd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
2011 Horelick, Lauren A, Kelly McHugh, and Odile Madden.“ What’s Going On With Guts: Assessing Adhesives Used to Repair Cultural Objects Made of Gutskin.” Symposium 2011- Adhesives and Consolidants for Conservation: Research and Applications. Canadian Conservation Institute. October 17-21.
2010 Horelick, Lauren A, Ellen Pearlstein, and Holly Larson. “Seeing Versus Saving: Recommendations for Calculating Research Use-Lighting for Library Special Collections.” Library Research and Technical Studies 55(2): 81-90.
2014 Jefcoat, Marci, Lauren A. Horelick and Jennifer Levasseur. “Consolidant Application for Polyurethane Ester Foam: The Treatment of a Headset from NASA’s Skylab Missions.” American Institute for Conservation 42nd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, poster session.