Sonia Kata, Emerging Conservator Award Recipient 2013

Sonia Kata was lucky to spend a semester abroad in London, England in 2008. It was during this time when she became inspired to pursue a career in art conservation. After graduating with a degree in Art History from the University of Guelph, Sonia gained valuable museum experience at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre at the University of Guelph and then went on to work on preventive conservation and risk management projects at the City of Hamilton Civic Museums.  Sonia is currently completing a Master of Art Conservation from Queen’s University, specializing in the Artifact stream.  In the summer of 2012, Sonia completed a 12-week internship at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, where she undertook various artifact treatments in both the Textiles and Ethnographic Objects Laboratories. This summer, Sonia will undertake another 12-week internship, this time at the McCord Museum in Montreal, to work with their collection of costume and textiles.