Conservation Education: Celebrating Fifty Years of Cultural Heritage Conservation Training at New York University
November 17 , 2010
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About the Lecture:
In celebration of 50 years of excellence, leadership and tradition at the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, this special TOPS event showcased how the Center prepares graduates who contribute to the work of the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress. Speakers will include scientists from the Preservation Research and Testing Division, an advanced intern in Conservation, and the Director for Preservation.
Founded in 1960, the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts is dedicated to the study of the technology and conservation of works of art and historic artifacts. It prepares students for careers in conservation through a four-year program that combines practical experience in conservation with historical, archaeological, curatorial, and scientific studies of the materials and construction of cultural and historic works. Students undertake research projects, laboratory work, seminars, and gain intensive experience in conservation and preservation through advanced fieldwork and multiple internships. The oldest degree-granting conservation program in North America, the Conservation Center has a particularly rich history.
Dianne van der Reyden, Director for Preservation, Preservation Directorate
Eliza Spaulding, Ceil and Michael E. Pulitzer Foundation Fellow in Paper Conservation, 2009-2010
Lynn Brostoff, Research Chemist, Preservation Research and Testing Division
Cindy Connelly Ryan, Preservation Specialist, Preservation Research and Testing Division