Christina Krumrine received her Masters Degree from the Art Conservation Program at Buffalo State College in 1989.
She has worked at The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum and The American Museum of Natural History. As a conservator in private practice, Christina’s clients include private collectors, galleries, institutions and museums. As a traveling conservator, she has supervised the installation and deinstallation of exhibits at museums around the country.
Christina is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation.
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Christina Krumrine Objects Conservation
Conservator for private collectors, dealers, galleries and institutions.
Carousel of Smiles
Conservator and consultant for the conservation and preservation of a 1920’s working carousel.
Sculpture Vetting Committee
The only conservator on a team of curators responsible for vetting the condition, authenticity and quality of sculpture offered for sale at the biannual European Fine Art Fair in NYC. Worked in conjunction with TEFAF’s scientific team when material analysis was required.
The New-York Historical Society
Conserved objects for the Henry Luce III Center and Tattooed New York exhibition; treated numerous objects from the museum’s permanent collection.
Conservator of ceramics and silver.
Conservator of metal objects and crystal chandeliers.
Kuniej Berry Associates
Instructed conservators on, and assisted in, the use of agar gels for the cleaning of a mural.
The Rubin Museum
Conserved numerous objects from the museum’s permanent collection.
Yeshiva University Museum
Consultant & Consultant
Conserved 1880s architectural model of the City of Jerusalem as well as numerous silver objects from the museum’s permanent collection.
The Museum of the City of New York
Conserved plastic & wood architectural model of Rockefeller Plaza and objects for the exhibit Gilded New York. Conserved numerous objects from the permanent collection. Consulted on environmental control for display cases.
CG Laser Systems
Laser cleaned August Foeller monument at Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, IL.
9/11 Memorial and Museum
Conserved bronze sculpture by Lin Evola and its graffiti-covered concrete base.
Venus Over Manhattan Gallery
Conserved numerous H.C. Westermann sculptures from private collections.
The American Museum of Natural History
Project And Traveling Conservator
Projects included conservation, documentation and supervision of mount making of 200 specimens for
Extreme Mammals exhibition. Supervised the packing, installation and de-installation of the traveling exhibit Extreme Mammals; documented condition of specimens at each venue and performed on-site conservation treatment when necessary.
B.R. Howard & Associates
Assisted in the cleaning, re-patination and coating of outdoor bronze Daguerre Monument, Washington, D.C.
The Princeton University Art Museum
Consultant on the condition and environmental control of storage & display of metal objects.
Staten Island Museum
Conserved objects in the permanent collection for Treasure Box exhibition.
Provided condition assessments and assisted in the installation of numerous objects in Judd’s 101 Spring Street home; consulted about security and environment.
Conserved inlayed silver vases and Remington bronzes from the corporate collection.
Cleaned and conserved two monumental cast plaster sculptures.
Art Conservation Group
Projects included de-installation, conservation and installation of 30’ X 9’ glass mosaic; trained and supervised artist assistants.
Norton Art Conservation
GSA Associate Conservator
Treated cast aluminum, limestone, painted plaster and aluminum leafed plaster Art Deco sculpture housed in the Justice Building, Washington, D.C. Worked with conservators Virginia Naude and Kory Barret on a monumental marble sculpture using an aqueous gel/poultice system developed by Richard Wolbers.
The Brooklyn Museum
Associate Objects Conservator (promoted September, 1992)
Assistant Objects Conservator
West Wing Egyptian Galleries
Conserved and consulted in the treatment of hundreds of objects for the reinstallation of the Museum’s permanent Egyptian collection. Collaborated on the design and environmental control of display cases. Developed new repair and mounting techniques for cartonnage and new methods for joining large stone objects. Developed a new fill material for translucent stone and a versatile material useful for filling losses in a variety of substrates.
Objects of Myth and Memory: American Indian Art at The Brooklyn Museum
Conserved and consulted in the treatment 350 American Indian objects from the R. Stuart Culin collection for traveling exhibition. Collaborated on design of mounts and inner packing boxes. Traveled with and oversaw installation of the objects at The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California.
Participated in the preparation and transfer of 90% of the Museum’s objects from obsolete basement storage into state-of-the-art, environmentally controlled storage facilities.
Loans and Acquisitions Examined and conserved hundreds of objects for loan to other museums. Examined hundreds of potential museum acquisitions. Helped design packing crates for many objects. Accompanied objects to and from the cargo hold of aircraft and oversaw the unpacking, installation and repacking at loan sites.
Supervised & Trained Graduate Interns.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sculpture Conservation Assistant
Equipped temporary lab space.
Conserved 18th &19th century French and Italian sculpture for the Petrie Courtyard Gallery including works by Clodion and Bartollini. Taught basic sculpture conservation skills to two graduates of the NYU Institute of Fine Arts.
The Victoria & Albert Museum
Advanced Graduate Intern In Sculpture Conservation
Conserved both medieval and renaissance sculpture from the Museum’s European collection and Sri Lankan and Indian sculpture from the Far Eastern collection. Participated in the treatment of the medieval reliefs on the facade of Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, England.
Center for Preservation Research, Columbia University
Surveyed architectural interior and exterior conditions, test cleaned masonry, analyzed mortars and finishes. Wrote work specifications for numerous NYC landmark buildings including The New York Public Library at 42nd Street and The GE Building at Madison Avenue & 47th Street. Surveyed and conserved historic gravemarkers. Assisted visiting chemist, Klaus Zinsmeister of Wacker Chemie, in the study of the consolidation of American building stones.