Tatiana Verdon’s areas of expertise include textiles, tapestries, costumes, and archaeological and ethnographic textiles.She began practicing art conservation in 2009, apprenticing at the Textile Laboratory at The Cathedral St John the Divine in New York, while studying in the Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice graduate program at the Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2011, Tatiana was awarded a paid summer internship in conservation in the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania and Americas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Subsequently, she was the recipient of a prestigious 2011-2012 Kress Conservation Fellowship at the Textile Laboratory at The Cathedral St John the Divine. Projects included: American Colonial textiles, ethnographic textiles, and European tapestries.
As a Conservator in private practice she has worked on various conservation projects and treatments of tapestries, costumes, modern artistic textiles, and ethnographic textiles.
Tatiana has been hired as a lecturer and educator by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In June 2011, Tatiana was hired by the Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art to lecture and teach on the topic of “Medieval Embroidery Techniques.” Subsequently, Tatiana was hired as an educator for the “How Did They Do That” series on the topic of Andean feather work.
Recognizing the need for textile conservation services focussed on ethnographic and artistic textiles, Tatiana founded Conservation Atelier Verdon in 2011.