Elena Bulat is the Paul M. and Harriet L. Weissman Senior Photograph Conservator, Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library since 2019. Prior 2019 she has been a photograph conservator for special collections at the Weissman Preservation Center, Preservation Services, Harvard Library since 2007. Elena came to Harvard from The George Eastman Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester NY where she served as a paper and photograph conservator. From 2001 to 2003 Elena was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Conservation at George Eastman Museum and the Image Permanence Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Prior to that Elena finished a one year Certificate program in Photograph Preservation at The George Eastman Museum in 1999. Before her professional experience in the United States, Elena worked as a paper and photograph conservator at the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.