Collaborator at the Walters Art Museum
Phone: 410-547-9000, ext. 631
Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director of Conservation, Collections and Technical Research
Julie Lauffenburger has been a practicing objects conservator at the Walters Art Museum for over 28 years, publishing on diverse topics relevant to the field of conservation and the Walters collections. Her research interests include analysis of Southeast Asian metalwork, medieval ceramic glaze composition, and authentication studies of arts of the ancient Americas. Julie’s most recent studies focus on the identification of polychrome and gilding techniques on colonial period ivories from the Philippines. In addition to her conservation research work, Julie hascurated two exhibitions at the Walters: Ancient American Gold and Return of the Buddha.
As the Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director of Conservation, Collections and Technical Research, Julie oversees the work of conservation, conservation science, exhibitions, installations, andcollections management. Julie has been an integral member of the SCIART team since its inception in 2016. Since 2000, Julie has served on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation and Technical Research and the editorial board of the Journal of the Walters Art Museum since 1998. She is committed to meaningful collaborative work that makes the Walters collection accessible and relevant to future generations.