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Team

Since 1992, ACG has grown from a sole proprietorship to a full-service team of specialists.

Leslie Gat - Owner and Principal Conservator

Leslie has worked in private practice and for major museums since 1981, and founded ACG in 1992. She earned a Certificate in Conservation and an M.A. in Art History & Archaeology from NYU's Institute of Fine Arts, and has worked in the objects conservation departments of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. As an adjunct professor at the Conservation Center of NYU's Institute of Fine Arts, she teaches the introductory objects conservation treatment course. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC). Areas of specialization include Antiquities, (notably Mediterranean and Olmec), Renaissance sculpture and bronzes, African and Indigenous artifacts, metals, and large-scale and outdoor sculpture.

Erin ToomeyConservator

Erin earned a Certificate in Conservation and an M.A. in Art History & Archaeology from NYU's Institute of Fine Arts. Before joining ACG in 2003, she worked as an objects conservator on an archaeological excavation in Greece, and at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York City Parks Foundation, and the Hispanic Society of America. She is a guest lecturer on inpainting techniques at the Conservation Center of NYU's Institute of Fine Arts and a Professional Associate of AIC. Areas of specialization include Antiquities, Ancient Greek pottery, Medieval and Renaissance sculpture, painted surfaces, stone, plaster, and modern surfaces. 

Gabrielle Crowther - Associate Conservator

Gabrielle earned an M.A. and M.S. in Conservation from University College London. She has interned and worked at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Central Park Conservancy, and Plowden & Smith, Ltd. in London. Gabrielle joined ACG in 2018. She is a Professional Associate of AIC and an editor for their Contemporary Art Network (CAN!) publication. She is a guest lecturer on the conservation treatment of plastics at the Conservation Center of NYU's Institute of Fine Arts. Areas of specialization include Modern and Contemporary Art and plastics.  

Rebecca GridleyAssociate Conservator

Rebecca earned an M.S. in Conservation and an M.A. in Art History & Archaeology from NYU's Institute of Fine Arts. Before joining ACG in 2019, Rebecca worked as an objects conservator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and completed graduate internships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Museum, and The Frick Collection. Rebecca is a Professional Associate of AIC and Assistant Coordinator for ICOM-CC's Glass and Ceramics Working Group. She teaches ceramics technology and glass conservation treatment at the Conservation Center of NYU's Institute of Fine Arts. Areas of specialization include Decorative Arts objects, ceramics, porcelain, glass, and other vitreous materials. 

Dudu EtzionStudio Preparator

Dudu 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. Specialties include custom housings and mount supports, anoxic treatment for insect remediation, plaster, and casting techniques. 

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