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Angela Curmi

Architectural Conservator

EXPERIENCE

Angela Curmi is an architectural conservator with experience in historic and archival research, materials analysis and conditions assessments, and hands-on conservation treatment of architectural elements, murals and finishes, and antique furniture. She has worked at various significant heritage sites, including Wilderstein Historic Site in Rhinebeck, NY, New York City Center and the Seventh Regiment Armory in New York City, and Fort Manoel in Malta, Europe. A graduate of Columbia University’s Historic Preservation program, Ms. Curmi also has a background in arts administration and journalism and has worked as a research and editorial consultant for cultural heritage organizations. She has been an active member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), serving as communications officer for AIC’s Emerging Conservation Professionals Network in 2012-2013.

While at Columbia University, Ms. Curmi participated in a workshop analyzing the 16th-century Palazzo Stati Maccarani in Rome, Italy, studying building materials and previous alterations to the façade of the palazzo. The focus of her master’s thesis was non-destructive techniques in the investigation of concealed architectural gilding. She was given the opportunity to present her findings at the AIC Annual Meeting in 2011 as a George Stout Grant recipient. She also lectured on the use of infrared thermal imaging and reflectography in architectural conservation for a Preventive Conservation course at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts in 2012.

EDUCATION
  • 2011
    • M.S. in Historic Preservation, Columbia University
  • 2008
    • B.A. in Journalism, William E. Macaulay Honors College at Baruch College

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