Author Archives: Stacey

Stacey Kirby joined the staff of Museum as a Conservation Technician in January 2009 bringing experience as an artist, studio manager, and conservation technician. She previously worked as a technician in the textile conservation lab at the North Carolina Museum of History and with the rare book collections at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill libraries from 1997 to 2000. She was the Papermaking Studio Manager at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, N.Y. and has taught and assisted classes at Penland School of Crafts, Bard College, and the Kansas City Art Institute among others. Kirby shows her artwork nationally and is a recipient of prestigious local and national artist residencies and grants. She received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a double major in Studio Art and Visual Communications in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

As the NCMA’s Conservation Technician, Kirby focuses on assisting conservators with treatment of the collection, maintenance of the outdoor sculpture, photo documentation, exhibit maintenance, and preventive conservation. She also collaborates to prepare objects and textiles in the African, Egyptian, and New World collections for exhibit.

Deconstructing Siegel

Stacey contemplates the loss of a loved sculpture, and the bits that remain

From Stacey’s Kitchen

Stacey cooks up a new “mummy” for our Golden Boy.

Dearest Golden Boy

A love letter to our Golden Boy, from one of his admirers in the Conservation lab