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Jessica Chloros

Jessica Chloros
Visiting Lecturer
Tower 541
2007 - MA, Art Conservation, Winterthur/University of Delaware; 2001- BA, Art History with a minor in Women’s Studies, Simmons College
Professional Experience: 
  • 2013 - 2019 - Objects Conservator, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (ISGM), Boston, MA 
  • 2007 - 2008 - Objects Conservation Fellow, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
  • 2007 - Third-year Objects Conservation Intern, ISGM, Boston, MA
  • 2006 - Third-year Objects Conservation Intern, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
  • 2006 - Archaeological Objects Conservation Intern, Agora Excavations with the American School of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece
  • 2005 - Objects Conservation Intern, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Publications, Presentations, and Media


  • 2018 - Author, "A Material Biography of the Farnese Sarcophagus: From Original Manufacture to Modern Conservation," co-authored with Podany, J. and Salmon, H,, Life, Death & Revelry: The Farnese Sarcophagus, ed. C. Nielsen, London: Paul Holberton Publishing
  • 2015 - Author, "Laser Cleaning at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: 16 Roman Sculptures, 14 Months and 3 Conservators," co-authored with Salmon, H., and Talland, V., Studies in Conservation 60(S1), S41-S48
  • 2013 - Author, "Cobalt Fingerprints in Islamic Ceramics" co-authored with Eremin K., In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art (Harvard Art Museum), ed. M. McWilliams, New Haven: Yale University Press


  • 2018 - "Use of Nd:YAG and Er:YAG LASER Cleaning Systems to Target Cleaning Challenges on the Farnese Sarcophagus," LACONA XII, Paris, France
  • 2017 - "A Fresh Look 56 Years Later: A Roman Mosaic Pavement Rebuilt," ICCM, Barcelona, Spain

Professional Organizations/Affiliations

  • 2018 - Board member, American Institute for Conservation International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics New England Conservation Association
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