As a winner of the Rome Prize in Historic Preservation and Conservation, Schulte worked on her project, “Changing Views of Rome Through the Eyes of Tourists and Mapmakers”. As part of the project, she has created a prototype for an APP which intends to give present day visitors an enhanced sense of place through viewing depictions of sites, which include drawings, prints and photographs, created by fellow visitors to Rome from the mid 16th century to the beginning of the 20th century. The APP also highlights the role of conservation and preservation in mediating our sense of place, culture and historical context
In addition, to the primary project, Schulte worked with Roman paper maker/paper artist, Roberto Mannino, on his permanent installation for the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica.
Elizabeth Kaiser Schulte is Owner and Chief Conservator of Elizabeth Kaiser Schulte Conservation of Art and Historic Artifacts on Paper, Atlanta. GA. She received her BA Magna Cum Laude from Mount Holyoke College and an MS in Art Conservation from the Winterhur/ University of Delaware Art Conservation Program. Prior to starting her own business in 1992, Schulte was Senior Conservator at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia, PA. Presently she works for museums, archives, libraries, universities, federal, state and local organizations, and private collectors throughout the southeast. She also serves as contract and Mellon Conservator of Works of Art on Paper at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University where in addition, she guest lectures, works with interns and mentors students. She also works to inform the public and allied groups about the importance of preserving cultural heritage and to increase advocacy for preservation and conservation of cultural heritage. She has published papers on various topics including conservation of historic wallcoverings, conservation approaches for Paul Klee’s prints and drawings and oxygen deprivation for exterminating insects infesting architectural drawings.
Ms. Schulte has served on the Boards of the American Institute for Historic and Artistic Works, The Foundation of the American Institute for Historic and Artistic Works and as a Director on the Board of Heritage Preservation, and Vice Chair.