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Sunae Park Evans

Senior Costume Conservator

Ph.D. Clothing and Textiles

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

M.S. Clothing, Textiles and Design

University of Nebraska at Lincoln

M.S. Clothing and Textiles

Sook Myung Women's University in Seoul, Korea

Research Specialties 
Role in Museum 

Conservation and preservation on textiles and costume objects. Carries out surveys, treatment, and mounting on assigned NMAH and treaveling exhibits for costumes and textiles. Examines assigned objects for surveys. Identifies treatment and mounting needs. Develops proposals that address those needs and carries out approved treatment and mounting procedures. Constructs various support forms for the exhibitions including partial and full silhouette and 3-D display forms for costumes, and display forms for hats, shoes, and adornments. Installation of textile and costume objects for exhibitions.

Projects 
  • Textile Conservator at National Museum of American History (NMAH):
    • First Ladies
    • American Encounters
    • Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition on American History and Culture in Japan
    • Personal Legacy: The Healing of Nation
    • Red, Hot, and Blue
    • The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden
    • West Point in the Making of America, 1802-1918
    • September 11: Bearing Witness to History
    • Price of Freedom: Americans at War
    • First Ladies Traveling
    • Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers Traveling
  • Move Conservator at National Museum of Natural History (NMNH): Move and rehousing the ethnographic collections in Department of Anthropology
  • Private Conservator at various museums in Washington D.C.
  • Guest Curator, Feed Bags as Fashion at NMAH Flag Hall
Awards, Honors, and Special Recognition 
Professional Affiliations 
  • Washington Conservation Guild
  • Costume Society of America