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.