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Annual Clinic

Annual Conservation Clinic

Each fall, the department is pleased to host a conservation clinic to allow members of the community as well as museum and institutional professionals to bring in artworks or cultural heritage artifacts for assessment of possible conservation treatment.

During clinic, an assessment is completed by our faculty in our labs while graduate students observe and participate. As an educational institution, all examination, documentation, and conservation treatment procedures are completed by students under faculty supervision. The department charges a nominal fee for conservation treatments to help offset material, scientific instrumentation, and administrative costs. Larger in-depth treatments and analyses will necessarily cost more. Costs will be discussed during the appointment if your artwork is accepted as a treatment project.

Our clinic is available by appointment. If you have artworks or cultural heritage artifacts that you think may need conservation treatment, please email or call (716) 878-5025. Please provide a description of your project and the dimensions. You may be asked to provide some photos for assessment prior to an appointment being given. While we would love to provide conservation services to everyone, limited space is available and accepted projects must be an appropriate educational experience for our students. Accepted projects will be assigned to and conserved by graduate students who are immersed in our intensive 3-year conservation program. As such, conservation treatment times may vary but typically take 1-3 years depending on the scope of the project.

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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