Dana Mossman Tepper

ASU Art Museum
51 E 10th Street
Lead Conservator
Academic Professional
TEMPE Campus


Dana Mossman Tepper is art conservator at the Arizona State University Art Museum.  While Dana oversees conservation of the entire collection, her specialty is works of art on paper and photographs.  

Prior to coming to ASU, Dana owned a small private practice in Nashville, Tennessee where she also managed board relations, special events, and charitable outreach for a large civic organization.   Previously, she worked with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Princeton University Art Museum on special exhibitions and collections, including works by Richard Avedon, James Rosenquist, Paul Cézanne, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, John Marin, Arthur Dove, Edward Steichen, and others.   Dana was a Kress Foundation and a Mellon Foundation Conservation Fellow at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from 1998-2001.  

Dana is married to Steven J. Tepper, dean of the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and has two children, Sally Landon and Sam. 


Dana holds a BS in biology and a minor in art history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a MS from the Winterthur - University of Delaware program in art conservation.   

Research Interests

Dana's areas of research interest include the materials and techniques of Arthur Dove, the long term impact of conservation materials and treatments on works of art, and the contemporary mounting practices of photographic materials.