Karen Stone – Conservator
Karen Stone joined ICR with a long-held passion to conserve historic cultural works through scientific discipline and several years of practical experience as an architectural conservator. Karen earned a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Her studies focused on architectural conservation, and her graduate thesis explored sheet scaling in Mohegan granite deterioration. Karen holds a B.A. in Art History, a B.S. in Biology, a Minor in Chemistry, and concentrations in microscopy and genetics from Purchase College. Through her work, Karen has gained a wealth of experience in conditions assessments, documentation, field and laboratory testing, project management and construction administration. She has also held a dual position at Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate in Tarrytown, assisting the conservation staff with maintenance of outdoor sculptural objects and historic structures, and the curatorial staff with the inventory of extensive collections.