Courtney Magill graduated from the University of Georgia with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in art history and classical culture in 2011. She then continued her research in art conservation through an internship with the Curator of Decorative Arts at the Georgia Museum of Art and an apprenticeship with a private conservator in the Athens, GA area. In the summer of 2012 she attended the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts' Summer Institute, concentrating on the decorative arts of the southern backcountry and an AIC workshop located on Ossabaw Island, GA in 2013, learning preventative preservation tactics through implementation in the Torrey Mansion.
Courtney recently completed her Master of Science in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania in May of 2015. Her coursework concentrated on the theoretical, logistical, and physical approach to the conservation and preservation of historic buildings and sites, and has focused on conservation as it applies to building materials. Her thesis explored performance testing of hydrophobic and UV resistant protective treatments for the exteriors of historic log structures, and she continued her research in the summer of 2015 by constructing a natural weathering bracket on-site in Grand Teton National Park to provide real-time weathering results for these treatments. She will be continuing as a post-graduate fellow and a lab manager for the Architectural Conservation Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania.