Architectural Conservation Laboratory Manager, University of Pennsylvania
Courtney Magill graduated from the University of Georgia with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in art history and classical culture in 2011. Through her studies, she developed an interest in art conservation, preservation, and cultural properties and recently completed her Master of Science in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania in May of 2015. Her coursework concentrated on the theoretical, logistical, and physical approach to the conservation and preservation of historic buildings and sites, and has focused on conservation as it applies to building materials. Her thesis explored performance testing of hydrophobic and UV resistant protective treatments for the exteriors of historic log structures, and she has continued her research by constructing a natural weathering bracket on-site in Grand Teton National Park to provide real-time weathering results for these treatments. She is currently continuing as the lab manager for the Architectural Conservation Laboratory and a post-graduate fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.