Casey Mallinckrodt, M.A.

Casey Mallinckrodt is an objects conservator with experience working on a wide range of materials from contemporary chocolate sculpture to Ancient Egyptian painted coffins. Her greatest interest though, is with collections of material culture and using community collaboration, technical analysis, and cross disciplinary research to deepen the understanding of these objects and to guide thoughtful stewardship.  Casey has been privileged to work on collections of Native American material culture and the arts of Central and West Africa, and South Africa. She is excited to work with DMNS museum colleagues across divisions and with the larger community, and to develop learning opportunities for people entering the discipline.  

Casey received a master’s degree in conservation from the UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials, and an MFA is sculpture from the Yale School of Art.  Before joining DMNS Casey was the first objects conservator in the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art’s 180-year history and prior to that was part of a conservation-curatorial team at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts carrying out the technical analysis, study, and conservation of historic arts of Africa.  

Casey is a trustee of the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine.  


Woodward, R.B., Duhrkoop, A., Ezeluomba, N., Payaqui, S., Harrison, A., Mallinckrodt, C., Brugioni Gabrielli, K. 2021. Arts of Africa, Studying and Conserving the Collection; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts/Yale University Press.

Mallinckrodt, Catherine. 2018. “Deterioration of Archaeological Wood” In The Encyclopedia of Archaeological Studies edited by Sandra Lopez Varela. John Wiley & Sons. DOI: 10.1002/9781119188230.saseas0180

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