Chandra Obie is the conservator-in-chief of Obie Textile Conservation, LLC. OTC offers complete textile conservation services by an experienced, trained, and recognized conservator.
Obie works as the textile conservator at the Cincinnati Art Museum and has previously been a textile conservator at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, Australia and a Kress Fellow at the Textile Conservation Studio at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. She completed an M.A. in textile conservation at the Textile Conservation Centre at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, in Winchester, England in 2007 (the program has since relocated to the University of Glasgow as the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History). Before graduate school, she studied costume design and earned a B.A. in drama with a correlate in medieval and renaissance art from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Obie was accepted as a Professional Associate member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) in a peer-reviewed process in 2014. She has presented her work at the New Zealand Costume and Textile Association Symposium, LIM College's Fashion: Now and Then Conference (New York City) and at the annual meeting of AIC as well as various presentations and talks at the National Gallery of Australia and the Cincinnati Art Museum.