Geneva Griswold ’07

Geneva graduated from Scripps College with a B.A. in Art History and Hispanic Studies. In 2007, she was selected for the Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Foundation scholarship to support study for a master’s degree at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where she researched painting and sculptural trends in “Europe, Nationalism, and Internationalism: Cultural Identity and European Art c. 1907-1945”.  Thereafter, Geneva served on projects including cataloguing and stabilization of a collection of Moche and Nazca ceramics in the San Marcos University Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology in Lima, Peru; treatment of the Royal Presidio Chapel’s stone façade in Monterey, California; and documentation of the architectural stabilization efforts of the Shunet el-Zebib, a second dynasty funerary monument in Abydos, Egypt.  Geneva graduated from the UCLA/Getty Master’s Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials in 2014. Her graduate fieldwork included the Getty Conservation Institute’s treatment of David Alfaro Siqueiros’ mural América Tropical in downtown Los Angeles, conservation of wall paintings and polychrome sculpture in Sacro Monte di Varallo, Italy, and the treatment of two Northwest Coast totem poles at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Thereafter, Geneva was the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and held project positions at the Walters Art Museum and the Getty Conservation Institute.  Currently, Geneva is the Associate Objects Conservator at the Seattle Art Museum where she focuses on the preservation of SAM’s pre-modern collections, which includes preventive care, research, and treatment of objects in preparation for display.  Geneva is affiliate faculty in the University of Washington’s Museology Department, represents SAM in the Seattle Heritage Emergency Response Network, and is a former chair of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)’s Sustainability Committee.