Jessica Betz Abel '04
Andrew W. Mellon Advanced Fellow in Objects Conservation, Michael C. Carlos Museum
Jessica Betz Abel is a Marist graduate of the class of 2004. Currently, Jessica is the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University specializing in objects conservation. She earned a Master's of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University with a concentration in art conservation, as well as a B.A. in Art History and a B.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Colorado. Jessica has worked as a conservator at the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Jessica has presented her work at professional conferences both here and abroad, taught classes in technical art history at Emory University and Agnes Scott, and was recently selected as the runner-up recipient for the 2018 Murtagh-Graham Prize awarded by US/ICOMOS.