Every September, the department hosts a conservation clinic allowing members of the public as well as museum and institutional professionals to bring in artworks or artifacts for assessment of possible conservation treatment.
The assessment is completed by our faculty and all examination, documentation, and conservation treatment procedures are completed by students under faculty supervision.
The department is well equipped with scientific instrumentation for organic and inorganic analysis, thereby allowing the identification of paint media, pigments, alloy assay, fibers, and photographic processes. Equipment for forensic imaging of artwork by X-ray, ultraviolet, and infrared techniques is also available. These services are offered on a fee basis.
Initial contacts should be made by phone through the department's main office at (716) 878-5025.