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Kathleen Dardes

Getty Conservation Institute
Head, Collections
Los Angeles, CA
Kathleen Dardes is Head of Education at the Getty Conservation Institute, where she has worked since 1988, first in the Training Program, then in Field Projects.  She has held her current position since 2007.  As Head of Education she is responsible for overseeing the Institute’s international education initiatives for museum collections.   She studied textile conservation in the Textile Conservation Centre/ Courtauld Institute of Art post-graduate program, receiving her diploma from the University of London.  Prior to her arrival at the Getty, she worked as a textile conservator the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.