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Monique C. Fischer-[Fellow]

Northeast Document Conservation Center
Senior Photograph Conservator
Andover, MA
Monique C. Fischer is the senior photograph conservator at the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) in Andover, MA. She holds a master’s degree in art conservation from the University of Delaware/Winterthur Museum, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Smith College, Northampton, MA. Prior to coming to NEDCC she worked at the Image Permanence Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology, and The International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. In collaboration with the Image Permanence Institute she was awarded a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1997 for the development of A-D Strips, a diagnostic tool that detects deterioration in acetate base film. More recently she was a J. Paul Getty Museum Guest Scholar pursuing her interest in digital printing output media. Monique has also lectured extensively on photograph conservation and has taught seminars on photograph preservation in the United States and abroad including institutions in Cuba and Eastern Europe.