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Claire Taggart

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Post-Graduate Fellow, Contemporary Art Conservation
Washington, DC
Claire Taggart is the Samuel H. Kress fellow in contemporary art conservation at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. She holds a Master of Science in Art Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC), with a focus on object and preventive conservation. Prior to her time at WUDPAC, Claire interned at the Chinati and Judd Foundations in Marfa, Texas, where she cemented her interest in modern and contemporary art conservation. While a graduate student, Claire enjoyed placements at the Dallas Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, Rosa Lowinger & Associates in Miami, Florida, and Tate in London. Her experiences range from the treatment of outdoor bronzes by Barbara Hepworth and large-scale installations by Donald Judd, to the research and treatment of works by Robert Rauschenberg. Claire is currently researching complex rubber and elastomer containing artworks in the Hirshhorn’s collection.

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