Griswold Conservation Associates, LLC was founded by art conservators John Griswold and Stefanie Griswold in 1998, in Beverly Hills, California.
John Griswold received a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from the University of California at Irvine, while serving as an apprentice in the antiquities conservation lab at the J. Paul Getty Museum. He received a Master's of Art Conservation (Research) from Queen's University, Ontario, Canada. Separate from his duties as principal of Griswold Conservation Associates, he has been the staff conservator at the Norton Simon Museum of Art in Pasadena, California since 2007. John has also served as a research consultant in the Scientific Department of the Getty Conservation Institute. A Professional Associate of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), he is a past Chair of the AIC Objects Specialty Group, a past President of the Western Association for Art Conservation, and serves as a Peer Advisor to the Design Excellence in the Arts Program of the U.S. General Services Administration.
Stefanie Griswold earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Art Institute of Chicago, and was a pre-program intern at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She holds a Master of Arts degree and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation from the Art Conservation Program, State University of New York at Buffalo State College. Stefanie has served as a research assistant in the Decorative Arts Conservation Department of the J. Paul Getty Museum, and as a contract conservator during their move to the new Getty Center. Stefanie has supervised complex conservation projects including the restoration of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Des Moines, Iowa, the objects conservation component of the collaborative team effort to conserve Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party, and post-earthquake treatments of entire collections of ancient Chinese ceramics.
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