Head of Conservation, 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Lisa Conte

Lisa Conte has been the Head of Conservation at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum since 2017.

She earned her M.A. in Art History and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Conservation at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts. Previously, Lisa has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Scott Gerson Conservation, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Lisa is a modern and contemporary works on paper specialist, and she is especially interested in the history and technology of prints and other reproductions. Her recent publications include Watercolors of the Acropolis: Émile Gilliéron in Athens, in the MET Bulletin and The Slurry Wall: Past, Present, and Future in Studies in Conservation. Her current research has focused on the ethics and preservation of spontaneous memorials at public sites that commemorate loss and political and social crises.