Suzanne Davis

Suzanne Davis


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  • Phone: 734.647.0439
  • Office: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1390
  • M.A. 1998, New York University
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Research Interests


  • Conservation of archaeological objects
  • Archaeological field conservation history and practice
  • Education in archaeological conservation for conservators and archaeologists

Research Description

Suzanne Davis is Associate Curator for Conservation and head of conservation at the Kelsey Museum, where she is also affiliated faculty for the University's Museum Studies Program. Prior to joining the Kelsey in 2001, she was a conservator for the Underwater Archaeology Branch of the Naval Historical Center in Washington, DC. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) and holds graduate degrees in art history and conservation from the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her primary interests are the conservation of archaeological materials and the history and practice of archaeological field conservation. She has provided conservation for numerous excavations in the Middle East, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and the United States. Suzanne has a strong commitment to education and professional service in conservation. She is a former chair of the American Institute for Conservation's Objects Specialty Group (ca. 1,000 members), serves as a member of AIC's Education and Training Committee, and is a mentor for AIC's Emerging Conservation Professional Network mentoring program. She is also an active member of the Midwest Regional Conservation Guild.