Director and Associate Professor
Campus Address: Rockwell Hall 230
Certificate in Library & Archives Conservation, Columbia University
M.L.S., Columbia University
M.S., Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
B.S., Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle
Patrick Ravines became the director of Buffalo State’s renowned Art Conservation Department in July 2010. Ravines is the fourth director of the art conservation program since its founding in 1970.
Ravines has experience as a conservator, researcher, and administrator. Before joining Buffalo State, he served as senior project conservator and research fellow at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, now George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York. He was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in the Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Conservation (2005 - 2007) at the Eastman House, and, for more than a decade, chief of the Conservation Office, Bahá’í World Centre, Haifa, Israel. He holds advanced degrees in chemistry, library science, and library and archives conservation.