Owner and principal Tara Hornung is a qualified professional conservator with expertise in heritage collections care and object conservation. Tara has over fifteen years of museum preservation experience and holds a Master of Arts in History of Art and Archaeology and an Advanced Certificate in Conservation of Cultural Works (now Master of Science) from New York University. Tara was a Samuel H. Kress Foundation Advanced Conservation Fellow from 2009-2010 with a focus on New World polychrome sculpture. In 2015, Tara became a Professional Associate member of American Institute for Conservation (AIC). Prior to founding Artifact Conservation Services, Tara worked for the preservation divisions of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Arizona State Museum, and the National Park Service.