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Ronel YL Namde

National Gallery of Art
Annandale, VA
Ronel Namde is a Photograph Conservator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. She graduated from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation in 2015 with a specialization in photographic materials. She received her BA in Anthropology from Yale University in 2007 and worked at the Yale Library for five years as a conservation technician. Her work there involved both the general and special collections, including materials from the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. She did her third-year internship at the Weissman Preservation Center after completing summer internships at the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut, Lebanon and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

At the National Gallery she has been able to work on upcoming exhibition, loans, and collections maintenance, as well as participate in research that led to the publication of Platinum and Palladium Photographs: Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation.

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