Teresa Moreno

Associate Conservator
Arizona State Museum

Teresa Moreno is Associate Conservator for the Arizona State Museum (ASM).  Teresa is a native Arizonan.  Born in Morenci, she grew up in Tucson and received her BA and MA from the University of Arizona.  She earned her graduate degree in Conservation of Historic and Archaeological Objects from the Archaeology Department at the University of Durham in England.  After a year as a Getty Postgraduate Fellow at the Field Museum in Chicago, she returned to Tucson in 2002 to join the UA faculty.  She was promoted to Associate Conservator and awarded continuing status in 2008.  Her research interests include the analysis and conservation of metal objects.  She is currently conducting research on the history of silversmithing among the Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and other Puebloan People of the Southwest.  The subject of her research is the ASM’s collections of American Indian silver jewelry. Teresa was recently awarded an NEH Saving Cultural Heritage Collections grant to help address the preservation needs of the museum’s unique and highly regarded photographic collections.