Marilen Pool, PhD is an objects conservator in private practice in Tucson. She specializes in the conservation of historic, ethnographic, and archaeological artifacts. Before establishing Sonoran Art Conservation Services in 1998 she worked in the Preservation Division of the Arizona State Museum. She has continued to work part-time as a Project Conservator at the Arizona State Museum since 2007. She completed conservation internships at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, BC, and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center in Austin, TX. She has a Doctorate from the University of Arizona in Arid Lands Resouce Sciences, a diploma in Art Conservation Techniques from Sir Sandford Fleming College in Ontario, Canada, a Certificate of Archaeology and Ethnography Collections Care from the National Parks Service, and a Masters Degree in Museum Studies from Oregon State University. Before entering the profession of Art Conservation, Marilen worked as a Museum Curator and Director.
Marilen has been a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works since since 2019 and a Professional Associate since 1999.
SELECTED LIST OF CLIENTS
Arizona Historical Society Museum
Arizona State University Art Museum
Phoenix Art Museum
Tucson Museum of Art
Tempe Historical Museum
University of Arizona Museum of Art
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian
Sharlot Hall Museum
Xanterra Resorts, Grand Canyon Village