Ann Frellsen is a book and paper conservator and specialist trained to assist libraries, museums, and historic sites whose collections have been affected by disasters of any size. Though retired (Head of Conservation, Emory University Libraries, 1990-2017), Ann remains active both in disaster response and teaching workshops on preservation of collections, disaster planning, and recovery of damaged cultural heritage collections. She is a member of the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation’s National Heritage Responders Team. Ann was recognized by the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works with their Conservation Advocacy Award for having advanced the field of conservation through significant outreach and support.
Ganzeer is an Egyptian-born, Houston-based artist, who gained international recognition for his series of street murals in Egypt following the 2011 revolution. Ganzeer moves between and combines different media; his work in design, street art, fine art, and graphic novels has since scrutinized governmental corruption that oozes into other streams of control such as the media, human rights violations, climate change, and displacement. Ganzeer has exhibited widely in formal and alternative spaces including the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Palace of the Arts in Cairo, and the Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta. He has held artist residencies in the United States, Egypt, and Europe and his work can be found in the collections of the British Library, Barjeel Art Foundation, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among many others. Five of the anticipated ten parts of his most recent serialized graphic novel, The Solar Grid, have been released.
Amanda H. Hellman is the curator of African art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University and curator of And I Must Scream. Other exhibitions include DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance; The Carlos as Catalyst; Between the Sweet Water and the Swarm of Bees; and Strata: an installation by Shannon Collis. Her research on museum development in West and East Africa reveals how heritage formation and artistic practice are inextricably linked. Most recently she has published “Die and Do: Egungun as a form of resistance and recovery,” in Visible Man: Fahamu Pecou and “To Store is to Save: Kenneth C. Murray and the founding of the Nigerian Museum, Lagos,” in Museum Storage and Meaning. Amanda’s upcoming book, Kenneth C. Murray and the Colonial Museum Project in British Nigeria: The Museum Makes the Nation, will be published in Spring 2023 by Lexington Books. Amanda received a B.A. from Georgetown University, an M.A. from Williams College, and she obtained an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. from Emory University.
Rachel P. Kreiter is a London- and Chicago-based editor and art historian, and the senior copy editor for the food culture website Eater.com. Previously, they earned an M.F.A. in contemporary curating from Goldsmiths, University of London, a Ph.D. from Emory University, and a B.A. from New York University.
Renée Stein is Director of Conservation and Chief Conservator at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, where she oversees the treatment, preventive care, and technical analysis of the museum’s varied collections. She is also Senior Lecturer in the Art History Department, teaching courses on conservation and technical study. Stein received an M.S. specializing in objects conservation from the Winterthur - University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and has been recognized with that organization’s Sheldon and Caroline Keck Award for outstanding mentoring of aspiring and emerging conservators.