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Ersang Ma

ASSOCIATE Conservator

Ersang has been working with MAC since 2012. She holds an MA in Museum Studies from New York University and an MS in Art Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. Combining her interest in museums, contemporary art, and conservation, she conducted her MA research thesis on the documentation of artists’ intentions in conserving contemporary installation art. Before training in conservation, she worked for Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, assisting with research and development of his gunpowder drawings, exhibition concepts, publications, and managing his archives. She began her conservation training in 2012 at MAC. As an intern, she worked on the recovery of many artworks that were damaged during superstorm Sandy. She also interned at the Museum of Modern Art and the American Museum of Natural History before starting her Master’s education. Ersang is trained as an objects conservator with a minor specialization in paper conservation but has a strong background in the treatment of paintings and painted surfaces from her years at MAC and MoMA. As part of her training, she interned at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, the Freer | Sackler Galleries of Art in Washington DC, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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