Elise Y Rousseau
Owner, Director & Principal Conservator at ACdR Conservation SF ~ Art Conservation de Rigueur
Elise Yvonne Schlick-Rousseau is a conservator in San Francisco. She did her graduate studies in Conservation Sciences abroad in Brussels, Belgium at the Institute Royal de Patrimoine Artistique (KIK-IRPA) Cultural Heritage and further Textile Disciplines at the Karlshrue Archdiocese Schule der Künste in Ettlingen, Germany. She also has a M.A. in Museum Studies, and 18.5 post graduate credits focused in Mycology from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Albany, New York, at the 6th Annual International Scientific Conference on Bioaerosols, Fungi, Bacteria, Mycotoxins in Indoor & Outdoor Environments and Human Health.
In 1999 she established the atelier Art Conservation de Rigueur et Anoxia Abatement
Solutions, now simply ACdR Conservation—a large multi-disciplinary conservation practice in San Francisco specializing in the treatment of Textiles, Paintings, Historic Objects, Decorative Arts, Books and Paper. They provide Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, Conservation Assessment, Integrated Pest Management, Mold and Microbial Abatement, Remediation and Recovery both in quarantined environments in-situ and remote. These complement the other complete conservation services for the cleaning, care, repair, preservation and presentation of a wide variety of artifacts and objects. Ms. Rousseau and her staff mentor and train 4-6 pre-program and post graduate interns from around the globe, each year for the past decade in a nine month hands-on experience practicum program. Ms. Rousseau is also an ongoing guest instructor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, teaching textile conservation and collections care in partnership with Head Archivist Cynthia Brecht, and Professor Leon Wiebers in the William H. Hannon Library and Archives Special Collections.
Elise is currently serving her third elected term of office on the Board of the Bay Area Art Conservation Guild, and served three consecutive elected terms with Costume Society of America’s Western Region Boards of Directors from 2009-2018.