Krista Lough

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Graduate Student Intern
Brooklyn, NY

Krista Lough received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts with Emphasis in Art History, Theory and Criticism from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she focused on photography and art history.  Two years after completing her undergraduate degree she returned to school to receive a Certificate in Art Conservation from the Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy.  In Italy she concentrated on the conservation of paintings and archaeological objects, writing her thesis on gilding conservation of panel paintings and frames.  After returning to the United States she interned in the objects lab at The Midwest Art Conservation Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she stayed for three years.  In the summer of 2012 and 2013 she interned at the private conservation lab of Paul Messier.  Krista is currently completing her third year internship for Buffalo State College at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  She expects her Masters of Arts degree and Certificate of Advanced Studies in Conservation from Buffalo in September 2014.