Stephanie Whitehead is the Conservator at Historic St. Mary’s City. She discovered conservation through her volunteer work at James Madison’s Montpelier after completing her undergraduate degree at Christopher Newport University in Classical Studies. She then went on to pursue conservation as a career, attending Cardiff University in Wales and receiving an MSc in Conservation Practice with a focus on archaeological conservation.
Stephanie is an active member of multiple conservation professional bodies and actively working towards achieving her accreditation. You can often find her at archaeology and conservation conferences learning about the latest research in the field and sharing her own studies. Feel free to reach out and talk with her about sustainability within museums and conservation, inclusivity within museums, and the best practices for storage of archaeological materials, particularly metals. You can find her on Twitter @stephewhitehead sharing the latest in all things “museum” and involved in discussions with others in the heritage sector.