Rose Emily Cull (nee Daly)
204 Great Suffolk Street
London, SE1 1NY, U.K.
+44 (0) 7505 308 693
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation:
MS in Art Conservation - 2011
Specialization in Objects Conservation with a focus in Preventive Conservation
The University of Texas at Austin:
Bachelor of Arts in Art History - 2002
Art Conservation Services LLC December 2011-December 2012 Objects and Sculpture Conservator Conservation services provided included documentation, treatment, preventive conservation collection surveys, and teaching courses.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art September 2010-June 2011 Graduate Intern in Objects Conservation
Documentation, research, maintenance, and treatments of objects and sculptures. Collaborated with the numerous departments, including: curatorial, education, security, preparations, events, and volunteer services to plan and promote the public conservation treatment of Louise Nevelson’s sculpture End of Day: Nightscape IV and the maintenance of 4 17th Century tapestries. Initiated and performed an environmental monitoring assessment (temperature, RH, and light) of new museum gallery spaces in anticipation of future exhibitions.
The Nasher Sculpture Center June-August 2010 Summer Work Project
Documentation, treatments, and maintenance of sculptures. Maintenance included: washing, removing corrosion products, waxing, and algae removal with a pond vacuum. Treatment of a Henry Moore bronze sculpture.
Torrey-West House, Ossabaw Island Jan. 2010 and Jan. 2012 Survey and Teaching Assistant Supervised six students in their research, writing, housekeeping duties, and treatments. Surveyed a historic house and contents including a light survey. Co-wrote and implemented a housekeeping plan. Taught a one-day course on rust conversion and coatings for decorative ironwork.
Shelburne Museum July-August 2009 Summer Work Project Documentation and treatment of a painted wood surface: cleaning surface dirt, removing linseed oil with aqueous gels, removing varnish with solvents, re-varnishing and inpainting. Pest eradication of a carriage through a solar bagging technique. Survey and assessment of a costume collection for re-housing, including writing a project budget.
The National Museum of the American Indian/Smithsonian Institution October 2007-June 2008 Pre-Program Conservation Intern
Experience in Objects and Textile conservation. Collaborated with the artist Nora Naranjo Morse. Assisted in the ‘Pesticide Identification Project’ using a NITON portable X-Ray Fluorescence analyzer to detect the presence of inorganic pesticides.
The Museum of Fine Arts. Houston, TX October 2005-May 2007 Conservation Photography Preparator
Research and development of conservation database. Examinations using a stereo microscope, writing condition reports, recommendations for housing and treatments, and photographic documentation for over 9,000 photographs. Recorded densotometric, spectrophotometric, and light level measurements in the galleries.
Presentations, Posters, and Publications
Cull, R. “The Conservation of Materials and Resources”. The International Council of Museums – Committee for Conservation Triennial Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal September 2011.
Cull, R. Brost, A., Brown, H., Roberts, C., Kerr-Alison, A., and Winfield, R. Poster: The Emerging Conservation Professionals Network Committee. AIC Annual Meeting, June 1-3 2011.
Daly, R. Presentation: Implications of the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) on conservation. Mid-West Regional Conservation Guild (MRCG) meeting. Louisville, KY, November 13, 2010.
- Presentation: The use of non-woven materials for reinforcement in a plant-fiber hat and an archaeological bronze. Presented at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. November 1, 2010.
- Poster: The paradigm shift in preventive conservation. Association of North American Graduate Programs In Conservation meeting. April 25, 2010.
- Poster: Ornamental Iron Workshop in New Orleans, LA June 18-19 2009. Presented at the NCPTT Nationwide Cemetery Preservation Summit Nashville, TN, October 19-21, 2009.
‘Lecture Summary: January 3 Ring Circus: Objects Lectures.’ In: Washington Conservation Guild Newsletter. Vol. 32. No. 1. (March 2008). Available online: http://cool-palimpsest.stanford.edu/wcg/docs/news0803.pdf
Koseki, T., Daly, R., and Duncan, L. 2006. ‘Development of a Conservation Database for the Photographic Collection at the MFA, Houston.’ Co-presented at the AIC 34th Annual Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island. June 16th - 19th, 2006.
Artist Interviews, Preventive Conservation (Environmental Monitoring, Material ‘Oddy’ Testing, and Integrated Pest Management). Technology: MS Windows and Mac; Adobe Bridge and Photoshop; Conservation Data Systems-CDS, The Museum System-TMS, Ke EMu.
Language Skills: Basic reading ability in Italian and Spanish
American Institute for Conservation
Forum UNESCO, University and Heritage Network (FUUH)
International Council of Museums-Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC)