Art Conservation Group has grown from a sole proprietorship, started in 1992 by Leslie Ransick Gat, to a full service team specializing in object conservation for major museums and private collectors.
LESLIE RANSICK GAT - Principal Objects Conservator - has worked in private practice and for major museums since 1981. Leslie holds a Certificate in Art Conservation and a Masters degree in Art History from New York University Institute of Fine Arts. During her career she has worked in the objects conservation departments of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is an occasional lecturer at the New York University Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center. Leslie is a Professional Member of The American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.
ERIN TOOMEY - Objects Conservator - earned a Certificate in Art Conservation and a Masters degree in Art History from New York University Institute of Fine Arts in 2004. Prior to joining Art Conservation Group, Erin worked in the Object Conservation departments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and as an objects conservator on an archaeological dig in Greece. Additionally she has worked with New York City Parks Foundation and the Hispanic Society of America.
LINSLY BOYER YOUNG - Assistant Conservator - Linsly Boyer Young is a recent graduate from the Conservation Center at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. She completed her fourth-year internship at the Preservation Society of Newport County in Rhode Island, where she initiated an outdoor sculpture maintenance program for the artworks located at eleven historic properties. Prior to this, Linsly worked at the Central Park Conservancy, The National Parks Service, the Guggenheim Museum, Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, the NYU Excavation in Sicily, and several private conservation studios. Linsly also spent several years working on the reinstallation of the Pacific Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
CAITLIN R. O’GRADY - Adjunct Materials Scientist - is a conservator and conservation scientist who specializes in the conservation and analysis of archaeological materials, and conservation education. She received a Master’s Degree and Certificate in conservation from New York University and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. She works on archaeological projects all over the world and is managing director of conservation for the Kaymakçı Archaeological Project in Turkey. Her research interests include the analysis of art and archaeological materials and she has experience working in cultural materials disaster response. Caitlin is a Professional Associate member of The American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.
DAVID "Dudu" ETZION - Studio Preparator - has been handling art and managing art installations and collections for over 20 years. Prior to joining ACG in 2010, Dudu worked as Senior Preparator for the Rubin Museum of Art. He has also worked with collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Scandinavia House and Parsons School of Design.