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Constance Vanbeek

Fossil Preparator

Negaunee Integrative Research Center

Additional Information


2000 – Mac University, Chicago, IL.  - Photoshop Boot Camp, Essentials of Web Authoring.

1977 to 1979 – Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL and Thornton Community College, South Holland, IL. - Two years B.F.A. curriculum, studied art history, drawing and painting, 2 & 3-D design, ceramics, English.

Summer of 1972 – School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL. - Studied drawing and painting.



Paleontology, nature, art, music, travel, books, boots.



Van Beek, Constance, and Brown, Matthew A. (2010). Three dimensional preparation of a Late Cretaceous sturgeon from Montana:  a case study.  The Geological Curator - Volume 9, No. 3

Workshops, symposia:

Presenter:  2010, “Preparation of micro- features of Eocene Green River specimens: methods and materials” (paper), co- presenter (with Deborah Wagner) “Creating temporary support structure for preparation” (workshop), 3rd Annual Fossil Preparation and Collections Symposium, The Field Museum; 70th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Pittsburgh, PA




Professional affiliations

Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Chicago Federation of Musicians.