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Full Time Faculty & Staff History

Director
1970-1981 Caroline K. & Sheldon Keck
1981 - 1983 Paul V. Koehn (interim)
1983 - 2004 F. Christopher Tahk
2004 - 2010 Elizabeth Pena
2010 - present, Patrick Ravines

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Conservation Science
2005-2009 Gregory Smith
2010-2013 Corrine Rogge
2013-present, Aaron Shugar

Conservation Science
1970-1973 Donald Sebera
1973-1974 Jon Eklund
1974-2004 F. Christopher Tahk
1980-1981 Stephen Bonadies
1984-1985 James Argo
1986-1993 John Messinger
1993-1994 Karen Trentleman
1994 – 1998 Judith Bischoff
1998-2001 Jennifer Mass
2001-2005 Anikó Bezur
2006-2013 Aaron Shugar
2014-present, Rebecca Ploeger

Paintings Conservation
1970-1981 Sheldon Keck
1970-1981 Caroline Keck
1981-1984 Gregory Thomas
1978-1993 Dan Kushel
1986-2017 James Hamm
2017 – present, Fiona Beckett

Paper Conservation
1971-1974 Marilyn K. Weidner
1974-1975 Katherine Eirk
1975-1976 José Orraca
1976-1977 Keiko Keyes
1978-1993 Cathleen Baker
1994-2005 Irene Brückle
2005-2016 Judith Walsh
2016- present, Theresa Smith

Objects Conservation
1971-1972 Hanna Jedrzejewska
1972-1979 Rostislav Hlopoff
1979-1980 Victor von Reventlow
1980-2019 Jonathan Thornton
2020 - present, Emily Hamilton

Examination and Documentation
1970-1978 Sheldon Keck
1978-2012 Dan Kushel
2012 – present, Jiuan Jiuan Chen

Program Manager
2002 – present Meredeth Lavelle

Secretarial Staff
1970-1984 Irma Cizek
1974-1987 Anna “Nonnie” Bliss
1987-1994 Verla Alexander
1994-1995 Tammy Sabo
1995-2010 Diana McNerney
2010-2017 Kim Fox
2013-2017 Lucy Weber
2017 – present, Anne Hoehn

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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   artcon@buffalostate.edu