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 more than 25 years of experience as a conservator, researcher, and administrator. Before coming to Buffalo State, he served as senior project conservator and research fellow at the George Eastman House (GEH) International Museum of Photography and Film. Prior to his position at GEH, he was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in the Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Conservation in Rochester, and, for more than a decade, chief of the Conservation Office, Bahá’í World Centre, Haifa, Israel. He holds advanced degrees in chemistry (University of Wisconsin), library science, and library and archives conservation (Columbia University).