- Stéphanie Auffret, Senior Project Specialist
Stéphanie Auffret received both a PhD and an MA in Art History from the University of Paris Sorbonne-Paris IV and an MA in Art Conservation from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her PhD focused on The Authenticity of French Furniture: Interpretation, Evaluation and Preservation. Prior to the GCI, she worked as a furniture conservator at the Winterthur Museum (as conservator and assistant professor in the Winterthur-University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation), Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Historic New England, as well as at private conservation studios in France. She is Coordinator of the ICOM-CC "Wood, Furniture, and Lacquer" Working Group. Current GCI Project: Cleaning of Wooden Gilded Surfaces, Recent Advances in Characterizing Asian Lacquer and Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces.
- Reem Baroody, Project Associate
Reem Baroody supports the delivery of workshops, symposia and special events, oversees the GCI's Learning Management System, and facilitates administrative processes for the Collections Department. From 2006 to 2008, she was a staff member of the Getty Leadership Institute where she coordinated the Museum Leadership Institute (MLI), the premier learning and thought network for senior-level museum leaders, and NextGen, a blended-learning experience for the museum field's emerging leaders. Before coming to the Getty, she developed an integrated humanities program and taught history in Los Angeles-area high schools. Reem holds bachelor degrees in history and theology and a Secondary-Level Teaching Credential from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.
- Ellen Moody, Associate Project Specialist
Ellen Moody develops educational programs and resources for conservation professionals working on modern and contemporary art. Before joining the GCI in 2020, she worked at the Museum of Modern Art in New York as an objects conservator. She completed graduate internships at the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Kröller-Müller Museum, and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE). She holds an MS from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, and a BA in Art History from Pomona College. Current GCI project: Modern and Contemporary Art Research Initiative.
- Flavia Perugini, Senior Project Specialist
Flavia Perugini has a bachelor of science in Conservation and Restoration with a specialization in decorative surfaces from the Guildhall University of London and a master in architecture from the University of Florence. Flavia has worked in private laboratories as well as in institutions such as the Wallace Collection and Tate in London, Historic New England, Historic Mount Vernon, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as a conservator of contemporary art, time-based media art, performances, and installations. She is a member of ICOM and INCCA, and a Fellow member of AIC and IIC. Current GCI project: Modern and Contemporary Art Research Initiative.
- Lauren Samchisen, Project Coordinator
Lauren Samchisen provides administrative support to the department, and coordinates logistics on a number of workshops, including Recent Advances in Characterizing Asian Lacquer, and Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces, and Preservation of Plastics. Lauren received her BA in Art History from the University of Southern California and studied abroad in Moscow, Russia. Prior to arriving at the GCI, Lauren worked in Music Programs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.