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Name: Katharine Untch
Location: Alameda, CA
Phone: (650) 503-4002
Designation: Fellow
Specialties: Archaeological Sites,Architectural Elements/Materials,Architectural ModelsInstallation Art,Electronic ArtArchaeological Objects,Decorative Arts,Folk Arts,Historic/Technical Objects,Outdoor Sculpture,Sculpture,Stained GlassWood Sculpture
Services: Analysis,Collections Management,Conservation Education,Conservation Planning,Consultation-General,Documentation,Emergency Planning,Emergency Recovery,Environmental Assessment,Examination,Exhibit Consultation,Materials Testing,Storage Design,Surveys-General,Surveys-Object Specific,Treatment
Materials: Bricks,Ceramics,Gilded Surfaces,Glass,Ivory and Bone,Lacquer,Metals,Modern/Contemporary,Masonry/Mortars,Mosaics,Painted/Polychromed Surfaces,Plaster,Plastics/Synthetics/Rubber,Stone,Wall Paintings/Fresco,Wood
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Willing to Travel: Yes

Biographical Information:

Katharine Untch has over 30 years experience in the conservation of three-dimensional art, architectural and archaeological materials with particular strengths in conservation strategies, management and funding, project management, analysis, treatment design, and hands-on applications. A Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation, she has extensive experience with preventive and sustainable conservation, collections in historic buildings, outdoor sculpture, monuments and architectural elements as well as a variety of materials in both interior and exterior contexts. Having served as the AIC Board Director of Professional Education, and as Project Specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute, she expanded education and learning opportunities for conservators nationally and internationally.

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