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Suzanne Deal Booth

    •    B.A., fine arts, Rice University, 1977     
    •    M.A., art conservation, New York University, 1984

Mrs. Booth is a self-employed art consultant. While a student at Rice, she worked for the late Dominique de Menil. Her internships in conservation took place at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe and at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

After completing her education, Mrs. Booth accepted a full-time position with the Getty Museum in California. From 1986 to 1990, she worked at the newly founded Getty Conservation Institute as training coordinator and organized several advanced conservation education projects around the world. Most recently, she worked with the Getty Information Institute to establish documentation standards for the protection of cultural objects.

She retired from the Getty Trust in 1997 to pursue projects of personal interest. They have included coordination and compilation of materials for the work "Recent Lining Methods and Related Processes" which was a collaboration between the Royal Danish Academy and the Getty Conservation Institute. Yet another project was the establishment of a friends group for the preservation of cultural heritage. In 1998, the group launched their first collaboration with the Getty Trust and the Instituto Nacional del Arte e Historia, Mexico to restore a 17th century retablo in a Dominican church near Oaxaca, Mexico.