This exhibition is part of the ongoing series of faculty-student collaborations that is the Bard Graduate Center Focus Project.

Soon Kai Poh
Lead Curator
Conservator and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postgraduate Fellow

Peter N. Miller

Curatorial Committee

Ivan Gaskell

Aaron Glass
Associate Professor

Meredith Linn
Assistant Professor

Jennifer Mass
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Cultural Heritage Science

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation LogoConserving Active Matter is part of Cultures of Conservation, a multiyear initiative generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. More information about the initiative can be found at

This exhibition and its corresponding publication have been generously supported by donors to Bard Graduate Center.

The Spring 2022 Focus Project exhibitions have been realized through a collaborative effort among these Bard Graduate Center faculty, staff, and students.

Susan Weber
Director and Founder, Iris Horowitz Professor in the History of the Decorative Arts

Peter N. Miller
Dean and Professor

Nina Stritzler-Levine
Professor of Curatorial Practice, Director of Focus Project Exhibitions

Katherine Atkins
Managing Editor

Eric Edler
Exhibitions Registrar

Laura Grey
Art Director

Alex Gruen
Chief Preparator

David Harvey
Exhibition Design

Jesse Merandy
Director of Digital Humanities and Exhibitions

Alexis Mucha
Associate Director of Sales, Marketing, and Rights for Publications

Bruce M. White and Christina Clare Ewald

Bard Graduate Center Staff Members in
Academic Affairs
Marketing, Communications, and Design
Operations and Administration
Public Humanities, Education, and Engagement
Research Collections
Visitor Services

Bard Graduate Center Students
Mary Adeogun
Marion Cox
Natalie De Quarto
Noah Dubay
Ellen Enderle
Mackensie Griffin
Emily Isakson
Kat Lanza
Genny Schiel
Kate Sekules
Madison Williams


Jesse Merandy
Project Manager and Web Development

Laura Grey
Website Design

Bruce M. White and Christina Clare Ewald

Katherine Atkins
Managing Editor

Mackensie Griffin
Talia Perry
Website Production Assistants