Hannah’s research specializes in the study of cultural heritage objects using various analytical methods with a particular focus on previous conservation methods and the lasting implications of the materials used. Hannah is a Conservation Scientist at Scientific Analysis of Fine Art (SAFA). Her work at SAFA includes using microscopy and spectroscopic methods to investigate mechanisms of degradation in fine art objects. Recent research has included the study of mid-twentieth century painted finishes and to explore conservation treatment options for the preservation of East Village graffiti art from the 1980s. Hannah completed her undergraduate studies in Chemical Engineering and Art History at Tufts University and then received her master’s degree in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage, and Archeology from the University College London (UCL, Institute of Sustainable Heritage). Her dissertation research focused on the mechanical effects of the degradation of animal glue applied to canvas. After her master’s, she worked as an Architectural Conservator in New York where she specialized in the analysis and treatment of interior finishes of landmarked buildings. She has been an Adjunct Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, teaching a course on conservation for the Museum Studies Master’s program.