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Library & Archives Cohort

Book models created by student
Book models created by Clara Huisman ('19), Mellon LACE Fellow

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this teaching and learning platform aims to facilitate collaboration among the Library and Archives Conservation faculty and students. The site provides online interaction opportunities, shared access to teaching materials, and links to news about conservation research and practice. 
The grant was originally funded by the Scholarly Communications Program of the Mellon Foundation and is now a part of the Public Knowledge Program which supports efforts by libraries and archives to conserve, preserve and provide access to materials of broad cultural and scholarly significance. 

The 2013 - 2021 Library and Archives Conservation Cohorts include students from the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, the Garman Art Conservation Program at SUNY Buffalo State, and the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation.

Prospective Students
Buffalo State College - The 3-year program in Art Conservation Program at Buffalo State University culminates in a Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MS). Requirements for admissions are listed on the department website.

New York University Institute of Fine Arts - This program is a 4-year course of study ending in a Master of Science in Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. Requirements for admissions are listed here.

Winterthur / University of Delaware - Admissions requirements to the Art Conservation Program at Winterthur / University of Delaware are listed here. The course sequence of the 3-year program leads to a Master in Science and a Certificate in Conservation.

LACE Book Workshop 2018
Historical Book Structure Practicum 2018

Library & Archives Conservation Graduates

Buffalo State College
(2013) Dawn Mankowski & Ashleigh Ferguson-Schieszer
(2014) Halaina Demba, Terra Huber, & Graham Patten
(2015) Jennifer Hunt Johnson
(2016) Abigail Merritt & Liane Na'auao
(2017) Lyudmyla Bua & Amanda Burr
(2018) Bailey Kinsky & Michelle Smith
(2019) Clara Huisman
(2020) Nicole Alvarado & Oa Sjoblom
(2021) Christine Manwiller

New York University
(2013) Morgan Adams
(2014) Emily Lynch
(2015) Quinn Ferris
(2016) Saira Haqqi & Evelyn Mayberger
(2017) Emily Cohen & Shannon Mulshine
(2019) Lydia Aikehead
(2020) Katherine Parks
(2021) Catherine Stephens

Winterthur/University of Delaware
(2012) Allison Holcolmb (minor)
(2013) Carrie McNeal
(2014) Tessa Gadomski
(2015) Austin P. Curley & Kimi Tiari (minor)
(2016) Catherine Magee
(2017) Emille K. Duncan
(2019) Victoria Wong, Madison Brockman, & Emily Farek
(2020) Karissa Muratore
(2021) Yungjin Shin & Laura McNulty

Current Students

Buffalo State College
Kathryn Kenney & Emma Guerard (Class of 2022)

Winterthur / University of Delaware 
Rachel Bissonette & Jess Ortegon (Class of 2022)
Veronica Ivette Mercado Oliveras and Kaeley Feurgeson (Class of 2023)
Katarina Stiller & Johanna Pinney (Class of 2024)

New York University
Shaoyi Qian (Class of 2022)
Abigail Slawik (Class of 2023)
Alexa Machnik (Class of 2024)
Celia Cooper (Class of 2025)

Upcoming Workshops
TBD - Due to the ongoing pandemic, in-person lectures and travel has been put on hold temporarily.

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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