Emily Frank

First Year

Emily Frank is an objects conservator interested in the ways that study informed by conservation, technical imaging, and scientific analysis of material culture can contribute to understanding of the ancient world. She received an MS in Conservation of Artistic and Historic Works and an MA in History of Art and Archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU in 2018. Prior to her graduate work at the Institute of Fine Arts, she received an MA in Principles of Conservation from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London in 2014 and a BA in Art History with minors in Chemistry and Archaeology at McGill University in 2011. Emily has worked in conservation throughout her education, at the Yale University Art Gallery, the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, the Brooklyn Museum, Agora Excavations, the Natural History Museum (London), the American Museum of Natural History, Poggio Civitate Archaeological Project, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Working within these institutions, Emily has found that close technical study of objects of diverse materials and contexts can allow for fruitful study of intellectual and artistic connections across cultural and temporal boundaries; she plans to pursue this object-based, comparative method of study at ISAW.