Research Assistant, Isabel Bader Fellowship in Art
Areas of Interest
Textiles, organic materials, polymers, storage, research.
Megan Creamer is the Research Assistant, Isabel Bader Fellow in Art Conservation for the MAC program. Their education includes graduate degrees from the University of Glasgow's Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History, and Harvard University’s museum studies program, preceded by an BFA in industrial design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Megan's current research focuses informing preventive and interventive treatment of cellulose acetate objects, and outdoor steel sculpture. The Fellowship includes participating in the MAC Program’s Artifacts stream by creating workshops for current graduate students that will be based in textile conservation techniques and skills. Before coming to Queen’s, Megan worked and interned in conservation and collections care positions at institutions including Historic New England in Boston, Massachusetts, Glasgow Museums in Glasgow, Scotland, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England, and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Megan Creamer. “The Dynamic Composition: Learning from CH1 38 Space Modulator,” Plastics in Peril Virtual Conference Nov 16-19, 2020, hosted by the Fitzwilliam Museum of Cambridge University, England and Leibniz-Forschungsmuseen (Leibniz Research Museums) of Germany. Post prints expected 2021.
Megan Creamer. “Beyond Cavitation: Ultrasonic Cleaning in Immersive Cleaning Environments,” Textile Specialty Group Post Prints: proceedings from the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works 47th International Conference in Uncasville, Connecticut, May 13-17, 2019, edited by Alison Castaneda, Nora Frankel, Jessica Urick, Alexandra Barlow, Gennifer Majors, Lauren Posada, Meredith Wilcox-Levine, vol. 29, 143-158.
Adam Osgood, Patrick Kelley, Eric Breitung, Catherine Stephens, Isabella Buscarino, and Megan Creamer. “Long Lasting Insecticidal Netting as a Potential Form of Museum Pest Control,” In Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Cultural Heritage: proceedings from the 4th International Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, 21–23 May 2019, edited by Lisa Nilsen and Maria Rossipal, Stockholm: Riksantikvarieämbetet (Swedish National Heritage Board), 143–153.