Art Conservation Program
Areas of interest: ceramic objects, sculpture, conservation ethics, public engagement and conservation, artist techniques.
Antonia Mappin-Kasirer is a second-year student in Artifact conservation and recipient of a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship (2022-2023). She is a graduate of the University of Toronto in Art History (Ba Hons, 2014-2018), and the University of Oxford in Women and Gender Studies (MSt, 2018-2019). At Toronto, she combined her studies with involvement in the Hart House Art Collection as docent and student chair of acquisitions. At Oxford, she studied feminist perspectives on visual arts and theatre, with support from the Robson Graduate Scholarship, and directed Simone de Beauvoir’s only play as part of her thesis. Antonia has an art practice in ceramics and studied with potter Kinya Ishikawa (2020-2021). Most recently, Antonia interned in the Decorative Arts conservation laboratory of the Montreal Museum of Fine Art and at Herstmonceux Castle, UK, as part of the SSHRC-funded Environments of Change Project.