Art Conservation Program
Areas of Interest: Japanese and Chinese wood block prints, lithographic prints, papyrus, sustainability in conservation.
Kristen Fader obtained her B.A. (honours) in Political Science from Saint Mary’s University in 2019 and her Masters in Classics and Ancient History at Exeter University in 2020, focusing on Roman visual culture and mythology. During this degree she volunteered as a conservation assistant at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Devon, UK, working on ethnographic books, natural collections, and lace. During the year before joining the program, Kristen took chemistry classes and completed a Visual Arts Certificate in General Studio Practice at NSCAD, while doing a pre-program internship at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History. During this internship, she worked on maps, photographs, textiles, and maquettes, gaining invaluable experience. The summer before moving to Kingston, she also worked as an Archive Assistant at the Anna Leonowens Art Gallery, cataloguing, documenting, and researching the Dawson Wood Shop wood type collection.