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Shauna Young

Senior Conservator

Shauna joined Modern Art Conservation in 2010. She holds an MA in Art History and an Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center at NYU. Her early professional experience includes training at The Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the NYU Villa La Pietra in Florence. Shauna is committed to further technical advancement, regularly attending specialized workshops on the latest developments and materials in conservation through renowned institutions including Harvard Art Museums, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 


As MAC’s Senior Conservator, Shauna treats some of the most challenging surfaces and has developed an expertise in the preservation of minimalist and color field paintings. In addition to her work at MAC, she co-teaches the graduate course Examination and Treatment of Modern and Contemporary Paintings at the IFA and leads workshops in conservation and conservation-adjacent fields. Shauna is recognized as a peer-reviewed Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC).

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