Lauren Gottschlich started at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum as an Engen Conservation Fellow in 2016 and has since transitioned to the position of objects conservator. She graduated with a BA from the University of Mary Washington with majors in art history, studio art, and historic preservation. She received her MS from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation majoring in objects conservation and minoring in preventive conservation. Her graduate internships included placements at the Denver Art Museum, the Royal British Columbia Museum, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts where she worked on a wide array of objects ranging from Native American dance regalia to modern sculpture. At the Museum, Lauren works on the documentation and conservation of aeronautic and space related artifacts for display.