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Jiuan Jiuan . Chen

Assistant Professor
(716) 878-5025
Campus Addess: Rockwell Hall 230


M.A., Art History: University of Massachusetts, Amherst

M.A., C.A.S.: State University of New York at Buffalo

B.A., English: National Taiwan Normal University

Professor Chen's C.V.

A 2001 graduate of Buffalo State's art conservation program, Jiuan Jiuan Chen started teaching Conservation Imaging and Technical Examination in the department in Fall 2012.

Jiuan Jiuan earned a master’s degree in art history from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1996. She previously held positions at the Northeast Document Conservation Center, the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, the Heugh-Edmondson Conservation Services, the National Gallery of Canada, and the National Archives of Canada. She also became the assistant director of conservation education at the Advanced Residency Program in Photography Conservation at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester and the Image Permanence Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Most recently, Jiuan Jiuan worked as a photograph conservator with Paul Messier, LLC, in Boston, Massachusetts. During the spring 2010 semester, she served as an adjunct visiting professor in conservation imaging, technical examination and documentation in our program.

Jiuan Jiuan’s research interests include the conservation of photographs such as tintypes, daguerreotypes, paper negatives, and gelatin silver prints. She has lectured on photograph conservation all over the world—from the State Hermitage Museum in Russia to the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan. She is currently working on creating reference standards for digital imaging using ultraviolet radiation.

Recent Publications

“Characterization of a Surface Tarnish Found on Daguerreotypes Revealed under Shorwave Ultraviolet Radiation”, co-authored with Aaron Shugar and Krista Lough, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol. 1656, 2014

“Recommendations for Conservation of Photographic Materials”, Kaoshiung Musuem of Fine Arts bi-monthly periodical, Kaoshiung, Taiwan, published in October 2013.

“Treatment Challenges in Photograph Conservation” Retrospect and Prospect: Post-Prints Conservation of Cultural Relics Academic Seminar, National Taiwan Museum, 2012

“Preservation System for Housing Bare Plate Daguerreotypes”, co-authored with Mark Beeman, Topics in Photographic Preservation Vol. 14, 2011 

Recent Presentations

“Looking at Early Photographs in Taiwan and Their Preservation ”, a half day lecture and discussion with museum professionals at the Taipei Fine Art Museum in Taiwan, January 9, 2015

“Multispectral Imaging (MSI) with a Modified Monochrome DSLR Camera”, a poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Institute for Conservation in May 2014, co-authored with Dan Kushel, Amanda Chau, Ellen Davis, Jena Hirschbein, Jennifer Johnson, Zach Long, Colleen O’Shea, Dawn Planas, Erica Schuler, Liz Sorokin, and Christina Taylor

“Characterization of a Surface Tarnish Found on Daguerreotypes Under Shortwave Ultraviolet Radiation”, the annual meeting of the American Institute for Conservation in May 2014, co-authored with Krista Lough and Aaron N. Shugar

“Development and Testing of a Reference Standard for Documenting Ultraviolet Induced Visible Fluorescence”, the annual meeting of the American Institute for Conservation in May 2014, co-authored with Jennifer McGlinchy and Paul Messier

“Condition Documentation and Monitoring of an Exhibition of Daguerreotypes at the State Hermitage Museum”, the annual meeting of the American Institute for Conservation in May 2014, co-authored with Tatiana Sayatina and Paul Messier


Art Conservation

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