Melanie Brussat Sculpture Conservation


I have been a full-time freelance Objects Conservator since July of 2009.  I have performed conservation treatments for museums, galleries, churches, and private collectors. 

  • Freelance Objects Conservator 2009-          
  • Assistant Conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York  2006- 2009, 2011
  • IMLS Fellow at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, VT  2005-2006
  • Conservation Intern at the Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique in Brussels, Belgium  2004-2005


  • Institute of Fine Arts, New York University                                                                                                                                                    
  • Master of Arts in Art History with Advanced Certificate in Conservation                                                                                                                             Graduation date: September 2005
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison                                                                                                                                                            Bachelor of Arts in Art History                                                                                                                                                         Graduation date: May 2000

  • Co-author, Shtrum, et al. “The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ‘Spanish Ceiling’ Project: Interpretation and Conservation.” Journal of Architectural Conservation, 3(16), Nov. 2010: 29-50.                                                                                                                                                     
  • Co-author, Baumeister, et al. “A Re-evaluation of Three Period Rooms in the Wrightsman Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Proceedings of the Third International Architectural Paint Research Conference.  New York, 2008.