Chris McKenzie

Assistant Conservator


University of Canberra, Cultural Heritage Management, BA, Canberra, Australia, 2009

Chris received his BA in Cultural Heritage Management from the University of Canberra in Canberra, Australia in 2009. In 2010 he started volunteering at the Australian War Memorial in their small objects lab, assisting in the conservation and documentation of several artifacts including medals and insignias. Chris joined the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in the summer of 2013 as a volunteer, assisting in the deconcretion of rivets taken from the H.L. Hunley submarine.

In late 2013 Chris started a part-time position at the WLCC working on various collaborative agreements with the National Park Service. He now maintains a full-time position at the WLCC. His work with the NPS has included the testing and use of new technology and techniques for the conservation of historic outdoor and architectural metals. Recently his work has included the use of 3D laser scanning for the documentation of historic architecture.