Megan is a member of the Avenir Conservation Center team working on a variety of projects. Megan is the Project Director for an IMLS grant-funded project entitled Northwest Coast Collection: Building Bridges and Detailed Conservation Survey. This project involves collaborating with originating and descendant Pacific Northwest communities to complete a condition survey. Megan also participates in conservation activities required for temporary and permanent exhibitions at the Museum. Some of Megan’s research interests include analytical imaging techniques and implementing feedback from Indigenous communities in conservation practice.
Originally from Los Angeles, Megan fell in love with cultural heritage conservation during her undergraduate studies at Yale University, where she earned a BA with a double major in History of Art and Egyptology. In 2020, she graduated with her MA from the UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials. Megan has conservation experience at fine arts, natural history, and conservation science institutions, as well as with archaeological excavations and in private practice.
Northwest Coast Conservation
Join Conservator Megan Salas to take a close look at a few items that are currently in the conservation lab as part of the IMLS grant focused on the Northwest Coast Collection.