Julia Day

Julia Day is Conservator and is actively involved with the preservation of the building and its collection of decorative arts and sculpture. In 2011, she completed the treatment of Houdon's life-sized painted terracotta sculpture Diana the Huntress in preparation for its installation in the new Portico Gallery. In 2012, she presented her work on The Frick Collection at two symposia: the French Bronze Symposium in Paris, where she discussed her work on Jehan Barbet's Angel in collaboration with Denise Allen and Stephen Scher, and the ICOM-CC Enamel Group meeting in Barcelona, where she spoke about her treatment of Limoges painted enamels and the renovation of the Enamel Room's historic display cases. She was the local organizer for the ICOM-CC Enamel group meeting held at The Frick in 2010, which welcomed experts from the United States and abroad, and she is currently an assistant co-moderator for the group. She was also co-chair of the Nominating Committee for the Objects Specialty Group of the American Institute for Conservation (2009-11). Day received her M.A. and Certificate of Advanced Study in art conservation from the Buffalo State, State University of New York, and was an advanced-level intern in objects conservation at the Straus Center for Conservation, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Before coming to the Frick in 2008, she held a contract position at the Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and has also worked on archeological projects in Turkey and Peru.