Assistant Professor Emy Kim

Emy Kim

Assistant Professor, Artifacts Conservation

Department of Art History and Art Conservation

Research Interests

Sacrificial coatings on modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture; loss compensation and adhesion of plastics; conservation collaborations with living artists


In the fall of 2018, Emy Kim joined the MAC program as Assistant Professor of Artifacts. One of her current research interests involves the conservation of outdoor sculpture, with investigations into protective coatings for bright metals.

In 2018 she was certified in objects conservation with the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators. She has a diverse background as a conservator in private practice in Canada and the United States. She completed her conservation training at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and studied art history at Williams College and Princeton University.

Courses Taught

  • ARTC 811 – History, Technology and Conservation of Artifacts I
  • ARTC 812 – History, Technology and Conservation of Artifacts II
  • ARTC 813 – History, Technology and Conservation of Artifacts III
  • ARTC 850 – Introduction to Artifact Conservation Practice
  • ARTC 851 – Artifact Conservation Practice I
  • ARTC 852 – Artifact Conservation Practice II
  • ARTC 853 – Artifact Conservation Practice III

Selected Publications