Carol Stringari

Deputy Director and Chief Conservator

Carol Stringari is Deputy Director and Chief Conservator of the Guggenheim Foundation. Ms. Stringari joined the Guggenheim staff in 1992. She is responsible for assessing and developing policy and procedures for the care and treatment of the collection. Working closely with the conservation, curatorial, and registration staff, she identifies priorities for collections care and oversees research and treatment. She manages conservation for a global loan and exhibition program, working with the team of conservators to assess risk and develop guidelines for safe travel, installation, and storage for the collection. Ms. Stringari has led an initiative to garner advocacy for conservation by establishing the Conservation Council, and has recently overseen the design of a new satellite lab in the museum. She has carried out research and treatment on a wide range of artworks including those by Van Gogh, Moholy-Nagy, Ryman, Nauman, Burri, and Reinhardt.

Ms. Stringari played a key role in formulating and implementing the Panza Collection Initiative as well as the Variable Media Initiative at the Guggenheim Museum. She co-organized an exhibition on the theme of variable media in 2004, entitled Seeing Double: Emulation in Theory and Practice. In 2008, Ms. Stringari curated the exhibition Imageless, the culmination of a long-term research project on the scientific analysis and experimental laser treatment of a damaged study painting by Ad Reinhardt. She is a founding member of the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA), an adjunct professor at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and has lectured throughout the world on ethical considerations and the conservation of contemporary art.

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