After receiving her certification as a goldsmith, Ursula Kugler trained in the Conservation Department at the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich Germany.

She subsequently worked there as a conservator on various projects until she moved to New York City in 1999 to work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

At the Metropolitan Museum, she worked on several projects (including conservation of objects in the Byzantine Galleries, the Greek and Roman galleries and the Islamic Galleries). During this time she was also awarded two research fellowships (Sherman Fairchild and Kress foundation) for the investigation and treatment of decaying Basse Taille enamel. Ursula was at the Met for 7 years.

She also worked on the Goldsmith Masterpiece collection of the Morgan Library.

Before she opened up her private practice in 2011, she worked in a private conservation studio in New York.

Ursula Kugler is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation and of the ICOM-CC enamel working group.

References and portfolio examples are available upon request.