Director and Associate Professor: Patrick Ravines
The Garman Art Conservation Department is an internationally recognized, professionally-oriented graduate program, offering specializations in the conservation of paintings, photographs, library and archive materials, three-dimensional objects of all kinds, and works of art on paper. The department is one of three comprehensive graduate programs in Art Conservation in the United States. The collecting focus of the library is items critical to the field of cultural heritage conservation and conservation education. This includes chemistry, biology, materials science, photographic documentation and digital imaging, art history, cultural history, technical manuals, history of art restoration, historical and contemporary practices in art conservation, ethics, conservation science, preventive conservation and disaster response, and practical texts in the re/construction of cultural heritage artifacts and contemporary objects.