Cybele Tom


Cybele is interested in the trajectories of aging and obsolescence of objects, namely their immaterial and functional aspects. Her studies explore analogies between work from the medieval and contemporary eras. Prior to entering the doctoral program, Cybele worked as an objects conservator at the Art Institute of Chicago for several years, specializing in the technical examination and care of polychrome sculpture. She has an MA from the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.