Rachel Greenberg


  • Conservation

Staff Portrait

Rachel Greenberg holds a B.A. in Art History from Mount Holyoke College, a joint M.A. in Classical Art and Archaeology from King’s College London and University College London (UCL), and went on to earn her M.A. in Principles of Conservation and M.Sc. (Distinction) in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums, also from UCL.  As a graduate student, she completed internships at the Çatalhöyük Research Project in Turkey, the UCL Archaeology Collection, and the British Museum.  Previously, she was the objects conservator for the Mass Digitization Project at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, preparing the Product Design and Decorative Arts collection for photography.  Rachel started at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in 2015 as a contract conservator, working on the Conservation Triage Project to stabilize objects moving into new permanent storage and has since transitioned into the role of objects conservator for the Transformation Project, preparing a wide range of objects and materials for display. Rachel is a Professional Associate of the American Institute of Conservation (AIC) and serves as the vice president for the Washington Conservation Guild, organizing meetings for the local conservation forum.