Sally Gunhee Kim, Emerging Conservator Award Recipient 2021

Sally Gunhee Kim (MAC 2019) is a postgraduate fellow in the Department of Objects Conservation at Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC) in Massachusetts, USA. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Physical Chemistry and Visual Arts from Brown University (2015), and then completed the Master of Art Conservation Program at Queen’s University, specializing in the objects conservation. Sally has previously interned at the Museum of Art at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence (2015), Musée McCord in Montréal (2018) and Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (2019). Her main interests lie in preserving the indigenous cultural heritage and in promoting accessibility and equity in the field of conservation. Sally is currently doing research on the aging and working properties of the molding material used by Thornton Dial in his works on Black identity.