Craig Deller 

Conservation of Historic & Artistic Objects

Introduction to Conservation


Courtesy of the Carlos Museum


Carlos Museum Conservators Renée Stein and Kathryn Etre introduce the field of Art Conservation. Using examples from projects in the Parsons Conservation Laboratory, they describe the work of professional conservators, who are responsible for the documentation, research, preventive care, and treatment of cultural property.

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What is Conservation?

Case Studies

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Case Studies

Collections Care

This selection of videos, courtesy of the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, discusses a wide variety of collection care issues

Collections Care

BECOME A CONSERVATOR

There are many possible careers in conservation that encompass a wide range of preservation and conservation activities, sometimes making the road to becoming a conservator complex. Historically, apprenticeship training was the primary route. However, since the establishment of degree-granting graduate programs in the 1960s and ‘70s, conservation education has become more formalized. Today, most professional conservators earn an advanced degree, with the majority of job postings requiring at least a master's degree from a conservation graduate program or equivalent.


Below are main stages of becoming a conservator.

BECOME A CONSERVATOR

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