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Renée SteinConservator and Senior Lecturer


  • M.S., University of Delaware, 1998
  • A.B., Smith College, 1994


Renée A. Stein is Director of Conservation and Chief Conservator at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University where she has overseen the treatment, preventive care, and technical analysis of the Museum’s diverse collection for more than 20 years 
She is also Senior Lecturer in the Art History Department, teaching courses on conservation and technical study.  She collaborates across disciplines to engage undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty at Emory and other universities in teaching and research.  She has received repeated funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of this teaching and research program.  Grants from the Forward Arts Foundation, Bank of America, and Kress Foundation have supported specific treatment projects.  
She received a Master of Science specializing in objects conservation from the Winterthur - University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. Her professional experience has been focused on archaeological and ethnographic objects with emphasis on painted surfaces and stone.  Research projects include materials identification as well as development of techniques for analysis and treatment.  
She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and has been recognized with its Sheldon and Caroline Keck Award for outstanding mentoring.