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Irene Karsten

Canadian Conservation Institute
Preservation Development Advisor
Irene Karsten has an MSc (1998) and PhD (2003) in Human Ecology with specialization in textile conservation science from the University of Alberta (Edmonton) as well as a Diploma in Art Conservation Techniques (1994) from Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario. She was the Conservator for the Clothing and Textiles Collection at the University of Alberta from 2004 to 2009, and is currently a Preservation Development Advisor at the Canadian Conservation Institute where she conducts facility assessments and risk management projects and delivers emergency preparedness and response training for Canadian heritage institutions.