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Current Initiatives

Student Fellowship Fund

Our primary focus and fundraising priority is always our students and making sure we have enough fellowship funds to support them. The generosity of alumni, friends, and foundation support over the years has been fantastic and has permitted the Garman Art Conservation Department to successfully execute its educational mission for over 40 years. Our students depend solely on their fellowships to support their studies and it is our goal to fully fund them through the department’s graduate student fellowship endowment fund.

F. Christopher Tahk Fellowship Endowment

Chris Tahk's primary focus while Director (1983-2004) was his graduate student's welfare and the program's ability to provide the necessary financial support to make it possible for students to study without financial constraints.

The Tahk fellowship supports summer conservation projects and/or for specialized studies undertaken throughout the year. Preference is given to conservation activities taking place at cultural institutions in Western New York, and those involving the conservation and/or technical study of historical objects, including, though not exclusively, clocks, watches, and other mechanical devices and instruments employed in surveying, navigation, engineering, and the sciences.

Dan Kushel

Dan Kushel Fellowship Fund

In honor of Dan Kushel's 34 years of teaching in our department as SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Examination & Documentation

The Dan Kushel fellowship is used to support one or more graduate students in the Patricia and Richard Garman Art Conservation Department, particularly to students with a specific interest in the area of technical examination and documentation.

The library

Department Renovations Fund

Now that our third-floor space is complete, we are making plans to renovate the second and first-floor spaces to repurpose them for conservation science and objects conservation.

Student restoring objects

Department Contributions Account

A general fund where the department can decide where the funding is most needed whether it be for student fellowships, specialized student or professional faculty travel, or pressing equipment needs.

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Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Rockwell Hall 230 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5025 •  Fax: (716) 878-5039   artcon@buffalostate.edu