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Catherine Belton ’11

Art Conservationist
Completed Harvard University’s six-week intensive design program

Biology Major with Focus in Studio Art and Art History

“Restoring art requires heavy chemistry to understand materials, art history to appreciate the periods of the pieces you handle, and studio art to execute hands-on restoration techniques. As I apply to master’s programs in arts conservation that require coursework in language, cultural anthropology, art history, art studio, and chemistry, I am thrilled to have had the CC education I did. Because I was able to do exactly what I wanted block by block, I have the majority of these requirements done already.

I had a huge leg up at the Harvard program. It was really hard for a lot of people and it was not for me; it simply felt like a longer block. Other students spent their entire summer in the lab, but because of the time management skills I took away from CC, I was able to explore Boston, meet new people, and get a rewarding internship.”