Intern Spotlight

There are several new faces at the MAC Lab these days, and one of them belongs to delightful Airiel Scotti who will be interning in the conservation department until May of next year. Airiel comes from Chico, California where she attended California State University, majoring in Anthropology and Museum Studies with a focus on Archaeology. Airiel completed her archaeology field school at an Etruscan excavation in Italy (at one of the oldest operating field schools in Europe – pretty cool). Not only is Airiel excited to be learning conservation, but she is also very happy about the location of the MAC Lab because she enjoys exploring new places and has never been on the east coast before. Currently, along with working at the lab, Airiel continues her education with chemistry classes at the College of Southern Maryland and she is planning to go to graduate school (possibly overseas) for object conservation. With her industrious nature (she has to be forced to take breaks) and big smile we’d love to keep her around forever, but she’s a busy lady with big plans!

Airiel uses tannic acid to treat iron objects
from the Angelica Knolls site in Calvert county

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