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Elsa Thyss is the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Photograph Conservation at the Art Institute of Chicago. She holds a Master’s degree from the five-year graduate conservation program in management for cultural heritage at the Institut national du patrimoine in Paris, with a specialization in Photograph Conservation, and a degree in Art History from the Ecole du Louvre. Elsa’s previous experiences include graduate internships at the Atelier de Conservation-Restauration des Photographies de la Ville de Paris and at the Art Institute of Chicago, and a three-year Research Scholarship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She currently serves as an English-French translator of abstracts for JAIC.