Rebecca Clendinen, M.A.C. Candidate

Rebecca Clendinen

M.A.C. Candidate

Art Conservation Program

Stream: Treatment
Specialization: Paper
Areas of Interests: works of art on paper, paper advertisements, maps, and photographic materials.

Rebecca received a B.A. in Art History and a B.A. in Italian and French studies in 2020 from Florida State University. In 2017, she interned for the City of Westminster Archive Centre in London, England where she contributed to and taught that year’s main outreach projects: the centennial of World War I and the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo. In 2019, she worked for FSU’s Department of Modern Languages organizing and attending the 45th Annual 19th-Century French Studies Colloquium. From May 2020, Rebecca worked for an international award-winning dairy making and aging artisanal cheeses in South Georgia. Working in affinage provided her with an intimate understanding of proteins, fats, moulds, pH, and the effects of temperature and humidity on organic/inorganic materials. During this time, she volunteered at the Florida State Textile and Apparel Collection where she performed textile repair, cleaning, and general maintenance of clothing and accessories from 1810-1930.