Vicki Cassman, Professor Emerita of Art Conservation
Professor Emerita of Art Conservation
Director of Undergraduate Studies on Art Conservation
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
For 12 years, Dr. Vicki Cassman (Ph.D. Arizona State University 1997 in Anthropology) has shared her passion for learning, teaching, and the preservation of cultural heritage with students at the University of Delaware, most recently as the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the UD’s Department of Art Conservation. Dr. Cassman continues to consult on conservation curriculum development, delivery, and assessment; advise on undergraduate and Master’s-level research activities and internship placements; serve on Preservation Studies doctoral committees; and mentor emerging conservation professionals from undergraduate through post-doctoral studies.
Dr. Cassman is a 1985 graduate of the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. Before returning to the University of Delaware in Fall 2006, she was an itinerant textile conservator, an instructor for the Textile Block for six years (1986-1991) and an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (1997-2006). She is the main editor for the book Human Remains Guide for Museums and Academic Institutions (AltaMira Press 2007). She received the 2012 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Service Award, and the 2012 University of Delaware Excellence in Advising and Mentoring Award.
Her current research interests include teaching strategies for conservation, undergraduate research, collection management, Andean Archaeology, and textiles.
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