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Emily S. Hamilton

Emily S. Hamilton

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


M.A. and Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation, Buffalo State College
B.A., Art History, Reed College

Emily Hamilton comes to Buffalo from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where she was the Associate Objects Conservator. During her five years at SFMOMA, she contributed to a collaborative museum structure where stewardship and research endeavors are centered around the voices of living artists. Emily supported the successful installation of SFMOMA’s new building and collections move and completed treatment and research projects on kinetic works by Rebecca Horn, bronze sculptures by Jean (Hans) Arp, and a monumental wooden sculpture by Ursula von Rydingsvard. She also supervised collaborative research projects with graduate students on works by Robert Rauschenberg and Neri Oxman. Previously, she was the Assistant Objects Conservator at the Saint Louis Museum of Art and the Samuel H. Kress Sculpture and Media Conservation Research Fellow at the Museum of Modern Art. Emily earned a B.A. in Art History from Reed College in Portland, Oregon and an M.A. and Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation from Buffalo State College. She served as the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Objects Specialty Group Postprints editor for eight years. Emily has presented her research nationally and internationally and is passionate about moving the field of conservation forward. 

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Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department

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