Bachelor, Bennington College, 1971; Master of Arts, State University of New York, Cooperstown, 1974.
Conservator, Fine Arts Museum San Francisco, 1975-1976; co-director conservation, San Francisco Museum Modern Art, 1976-1986; chief conservator, San Francisco Museum Modern Art, 1986-1989; acting chief curator, San Francisco Museum Modern Art, 1989; deputy director for curatorial affairs, San Francisco Museum Modern Art, since 1989. Lecturer art department University of California, Davis, 1976-1977. Conservation consultant California.State History Collections, Sacramento, 1973-1982, California State Capitol Restoration, Sacramento, 1979-1981, Tel Aviv Art Museum, 1987.
Fellow International Institute for Conservation History and Artistic Works, American Institute for Conservation History and Artistic Works (chairman membership committee 1981-1988, chairman officers nominating committee 1988-1989). Member Western Association for Art Conservation (president 1977-1978), Bay Area Art Conservation Guild (founding), Museum Management Institute (Jean Paul Getty trustee 1990, admissions committee since 1991).
Married John Roger Lane, November 20, 1992.