Nancy Odegaard, Head of Preservation
Nancy Odegaard is head of the Preservation Division at Arizona State Museum. She is also a professor in the University of Arizona's School of Anthropology, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, and Drachman Institute in the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Nancy manages and supervises an extensive range of research, service, and educational programs through the museum’s conservation lab, and seeks to promote all phases of tangible cultural heritage the preservation.
She is an elected fellow of both the American Institute of Conservation and the International Institute of Conservation. She has published widely and has received awards from the Fulbright, The Getty, Winterthur Museum, Canadian Conservation Institute, Institute of Archaeology-London, and ICCROM-Rome. She completed graduate studies in conservation at the George Washington University and holds an advanced certificate in ethnographic and archaeological conservation from the Smithsonian Institution.
Nancy holds a Ph.D. in Resource, Environment, and Heritage Science from the University of Canberra, Australia. She specializes in the conservation of archaeological and ethnographic objects including the examination, analysis, and study of materials and pre-industrial technologies used to fabricate artifacts.