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Anna Funke

Conservator

Email: alfunke@clemson.edu

Education:
MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, United Kingdom, 2016
M.A. in Principles of Conservation, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, United Kingdom, 2014
B.A. in History of Art, University College London, United Kingdom, 2012

Responsibilities:
Anna joined the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in June, 2017. Here her responsibilities include conservation work on the H.L. Hunley submarine, among other ongoing projects at the WLCC. This work currently focuses on the removal of concretion from the inside of the hull. Anna is also involved with the conservation of the artifacts recovered from the Hunley. Most of her work in this area is on the various metals objects that were recovered during excavation. Her responsibilities also include documentation, data collection and analysis, background research, preventive conservation, as well as the day-to- day responsibilities at the Center.

Research interest:
Anna’s research interests lie in the conservation of waterlogged archaeological material. She also has an interest in the application of different forms of scientific analysis to investigate archaeological artifacts.

Publications under  review:
Journal of the American Institute for Conservation. ‘The use of medical chelating agents to remove iron stains from marble.’

Conference Presentation:
The use of medical chelating agents to remove iron stains from marble. American Institute of Conservation annual meeting – Objects Group. Chicago, IL, 6.1.2017.
The use of medical chelating agents to remove iron stains from marble. Southeast Regional Conservation Association annual meeting. Atlanta, GA, 3.3.2017.
The use of biocides in PEG treatments of waterlogged archaeological wood. ICON annual meeting. Birmingham, UK, 6.17.2016.

Professional society activity:
Member of the American Institute for Conservation
Member of the Southeast Regional Conservation Association