Inge-Lise Eckmann Lane , Emeritus Board Member (Deceased)
Inge-Lise Eckmann Lane (1950 – 2021), Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation and the International Institute for Conservation, served as Chief Conservator and Deputy Director at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art over more than twenty years supervising the exhibition, collection, conservation and education programs of the Museum. In addition to holding a private practice in conservation of contemporary art, Ms. Eckmann Lane served as Chairman of Heritage Preservation, the National Conservation Institute, President of the Western Association of Art Conservators, and Chair of the Membership Committee (fellowship review committee) of the American Institute for Conservation. Ms. Eckmann Lane was one of the Founding Board Members of VoCA and acted as the first Board President from 2007 – 2014. She held a MA and certificate of advanced study in Art Conservation from the State University of New York, Cooperstown Graduate Program, and a BA from Bennington College.
In 2001 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Conservation Advocacy from the American Institute for Conservation and Artistic Works and University Products in recognition of sustained public outreach and advocacy to advance the field of conservation. In 2018, Eckmann Lane welcomed guests to the VoCA Summit held at SFMOMA and shared a bit of background about the origins of the organization and its Artist Interview Workshops.Back to Leadership