Rachel Stark, M.A.C. Candidate

Rachel Stark

M.A.C. Candidate

Art Conservation Program

Stream: Treatment
Specialization: Paintings
Areas of Interest: Archeological conservation, conservation of painted surfaces, conservation ethics.

Rachel obtained a BFA from OCAD University in 2008, majoring in studio art. She completed the Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management program at Fleming College in 2015, with a focus on the conservation of organic objects. She has since travelled across Canada and internationally, where contracts at the Royal BC Museum, the Reynolds Alberta Museum, and the Royal Ontario Museum provided invaluable experience practicing conservation on a wide array of museum objects. She spent the summers of 2015- 2019 in Italy, leading the conservation lab for the Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project in Sicily, an underwater archeological excavation run jointly by Stanford University and the Sicilian Soprintendenza del Mare, and in Bodrum, Turkey where she was a conservation technician focusing on the reassembly and gap filling of ancient Roman amphoras. Most recently, Rachel has been gainfully employed at Toronto Art Restoration, working on the conservation of both paintings and objects.