Daphne Barbour, senior objects conservator at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., received her M.A. in art history and certificate in art conservation from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. She joined the National Gallery in 1987 after completing an advanced internship in conservation at the Fogg Art Museum. While preparing technical matter on works of art for the National Gallery Systematic Catalogues, including co-authoring Edgar Degas Sculpture (2010), she developed a keen interest in technical study. Since 2010 she has served as a managing editor for the National Gallery conservation journal entitled Facture. Barbour has also collaborated on exhibitions including contributing technical essays to catalogues such as The Sacred Made Real (2009).