Gyllian Porteous, Emerging Conservator Award Recipient 2016

Gyllian Porteous graduates from the Queen’s University Master of Art Conservation (MAC) Program in the fall of 2016. She joined the Artifacts stream following graduate research in Materials Chemistry at the University of Windsor and brought her interest in research to her Conservation studies. Her first experience in conservation came in 2013 when she volunteered at the Institute for Aegean Prehistory on East Crete conserving Minoan ceramics. Since that time, Gyllian has worked with manifold collections: maintaining contemporary outdoor sculpture for the City of Windsor, Ontario, conserving Etruscan archaeological materials on excavation in Cerveteri, Italy, and treating modern sculpture at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Most recently, she has begun an internship at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia assisting with the conservation and preservation of their North, South and Central American ethnographic collections.