We are pleased to welcome Steven O’Banion as the newest addition to the VoCA Program Committee. Currently, Steven is a Smithsonian Conservation Fellow at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, implementing a museum-wide artist interview program. He is a recent graduate of the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation where he focused on the issues surrounding the preservation of contemporary art. Previously, Steven has served as a conservation intern in the laboratories of the Museum of Modern Art, The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Tate. He has a passion for public engagement, which has led him to give public lectures to create awareness for the need of proper storage for plastics, speak at schools in the UK about conservation as a possible career path, and maintain a popular blog about conservation. We are eager to have Steven begin contributing to our Program Committee.
Gwynne Ryan, Scupture Conservator, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Board Member, VoCA