Ayesha Fuentes

Ayesha Fuentes is an objects conservator and technical historian specialising in the care and handling of archaeological and anthropological collections with research interests in Asian material religion, human remains and facilitating broad access to cultural objects. She is a graduate of the UCLA/Getty MA Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials and in 2021 completed her PhD at SOAS University of London.

At MAA as Isaac Newton Trust Research Associate in Conservation, Ayesha is working with the stores move to the Centre for Material Culture; conducting and facilitating technical and collaborative research on materials and construction; and investigating issues in the care, handling and accessibility of these collections.

More information about her skills and experiences as a fabricator, conservator and researcher – including links to publications, talks and information about current projects – can be found at ayeshafuentes.com.

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