Buffalo State College Garman Art Conservation Department

Buffalo State College Garman Art Conservation Department Buffalo State’s Art Conservation Department is one of the leading programs of its kind in North America. Accepting only 10 students a year, the competitive three-year graduate program trains conservators of fine art and material cultural heritage.

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Please join us in welcoming the class of 2024! We have 10 new faces in the department who are incredibly talented. They ...
09/13/2021

Please join us in welcoming the class of 2024! We have 10 new faces in the department who are incredibly talented. They will have a year full of polymers, microscopy, imaging, and much more. Stay tuned to learn about their future treatments!

Row 1: Daniela González-Pruitt, Elisse Brautigam, and Elly Stewart Davis

Row 2: Jenni Krchak, Nhat Quyen Nguyen, Susan Enterline, and Josephine Ren

Row: Daisy Greenwell, Ruth Rolfsmeyer, and Eclair Morton

#artconservation #conservation #buffalo #buffalostate #garmanartconservation #graduateschool #bscartconservation #classof2024 #welcome #newyork #science #arthistory #studioart

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@conservators

Please join us in welcoming the class of 2024! We have 10 new faces in the department who are incredibly talented. They will have a year full of polymers, microscopy, imaging, and much more. Stay tuned to learn about their future treatments!

Row 1: Daniela González-Pruitt, Elisse Brautigam, and Elly Stewart Davis

Row 2: Jenni Krchak, Nhat Quyen Nguyen, Susan Enterline, and Josephine Ren

Row: Daisy Greenwell, Ruth Rolfsmeyer, and Eclair Morton

#artconservation #conservation #buffalo #buffalostate #garmanartconservation #graduateschool #bscartconservation #classof2024 #welcome #newyork #science #arthistory #studioart

@buffalostate
@conservators

Congrats to Laura Neufeld ('13) for her research that was instrumental in the exhibition "Cezanne Drawing," a collection...
09/13/2021
The artist as searcher: Cézanne works on paper

Congrats to Laura Neufeld ('13) for her research that was instrumental in the exhibition "Cezanne Drawing," a collection of the artist's works on paper, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City until September 25th.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/paul-cezanne-exhibit-museum-of-modern-art-cezanne-drawing/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab6i&linkId=131315741&fbclid=IwAR2Z6dDkFdPMaQvo03x5B5Upzjw7J0JqUkOqCItUfKSumb7SSm1qzIGFx3E

More than 250 watercolors and drawings on paper, which reveal the French artist's revolutionary style, are featured in a landmark exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art, "Cézanne Drawing."

Yesterday, the class of 2021 returned to Buffalo for their 3rd year presentations. We are so proud of everything you all...
09/11/2021

Yesterday, the class of 2021 returned to Buffalo for their 3rd year presentations. We are so proud of everything you all have accomplished. The graduates showed perseverance, determination, and strength. The future of our field is bright!

Congratulations to the class of 2021!

#graduation #graduateschool #buffalo #buffaloartcon #buffalostate #garmanartconservation #bscartconservation #newyork #classof2021 #conservation #artconservation

@buffalostate
@conservators

Yesterday, the class of 2021 returned to Buffalo for their 3rd year presentations. We are so proud of everything you all have accomplished. The graduates showed perseverance, determination, and strength. The future of our field is bright!

Congratulations to the class of 2021!

#graduation #graduateschool #buffalo #buffaloartcon #buffalostate #garmanartconservation #bscartconservation #newyork #classof2021 #conservation #artconservation

@buffalostate
@conservators

We are beyond excited to welcome the Class of 2021 back tomorrow for our first in-person event in nearly 2 years to cele...
09/09/2021

We are beyond excited to welcome the Class of 2021 back tomorrow for our first in-person event in nearly 2 years to celebrate their graduation! Looking forward to their final presentations and congratulating them on their bright futures!

We are beyond excited to welcome the Class of 2021 back tomorrow for our first in-person event in nearly 2 years to celebrate their graduation! Looking forward to their final presentations and congratulating them on their bright futures!

Buffalo State Art Conservation students spent Labor Day assisted the @senecairoquoisnationalmuseum in preparing logs for...
09/07/2021

Buffalo State Art Conservation students spent Labor Day assisted the @senecairoquoisnationalmuseum in preparing logs for a 17th century longhouse!

#artconservation #buffalostate #bscartconservation #buffalo #graduateschool #newyork #senecanation #buffaloartconservation #garmanartconservation #museum #materialculture

@senecairoquoisnationalmuseum
@buffalostate_artconservation
@conservators

Congratulations to Professor Aaron Shugar on the publication of "Rapid identification of wood species using XRF and neur...
09/03/2021

Congratulations to Professor Aaron Shugar on the publication of "Rapid identification of wood species using XRF and neural network machine learning" in Nature - Scientific Reports (https://www.nature.com/srep/). This article highlights a portion of his research completed on his recent sabbatical examining 48 different wood specimens from the department's collection.

Shugar, A.N., Drake, B.L. & Kelley, G. Rapid identification of wood species using XRF and neural network machine learning. Sci Rep 11, 17533 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-96850-2

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Congratulations to Professor Aaron Shugar on the publication of "Rapid identification of wood species using XRF and neural network machine learning" in Nature - Scientific Reports (https://www.nature.com/srep/). This article highlights a portion of his research completed on his recent sabbatical examining 48 different wood specimens from the department's collection.

Shugar, A.N., Drake, B.L. & Kelley, G. Rapid identification of wood species using XRF and neural network machine learning. Sci Rep 11, 17533 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-96850-2

https://rdcu.be/cwSeF

⚠️Safety first!⚠️The class of 2023 and 2024 had a smoking hot orientation week which included fire safety! Students were...
08/28/2021

⚠️Safety first!⚠️

The class of 2023 and 2024 had a smoking hot orientation week which included fire safety! Students were provided the opportunity to practice using different fire extinguishers to put out a simulated fire!

Welcome to Buffalo State class of 2024!

#garmanartconservation #buffstateartconservation #buffalostate #artconservation #graduateschool #buffalo #bscartconservation #orientation #firesafety #fire #labsafty

@buffalostate
@conservators

Maeve O’Shea, class of 2023, has had a busy summer in Richmond, Virginia with the Richmond Conservation Studio! She is f...
08/13/2021

Maeve O’Shea, class of 2023, has had a busy summer in Richmond, Virginia with the Richmond Conservation Studio! She is finishing final touches on a frame and heading back to Buffalo for year number 2! We are excited to hear all about your summer Maeve!

📸: @richmondconservationstudio

#garmanartconservation #buffalostateartconservation #buffalo #buffalostate #artconservation #graduateschool #bscartconservation #frameconservation #richmondva #rva #frames #paintings

@buffalostate @conservators

Maeve O’Shea, class of 2023, has had a busy summer in Richmond, Virginia with the Richmond Conservation Studio! She is finishing final touches on a frame and heading back to Buffalo for year number 2! We are excited to hear all about your summer Maeve!

📸: @richmondconservationstudio

#garmanartconservation #buffalostateartconservation #buffalo #buffalostate #artconservation #graduateschool #bscartconservation #frameconservation #richmondva #rva #frames #paintings

@buffalostate @conservators

08/05/2021
Bronwyn Eves Memorial School Project

We wanted to let the alumni community know about a fundraiser for the Bronwyn Eves Memorial Fund. Bronwyn was a 1998 graduate of our program who sadly passed away in 2016.

In loving memory of Bronwyn Eves, her family and friends have initiated a county-wide program to inspire and develop art education partnering with local schools to offer hands-on workshops to their entire student body that culminates in the creation and installation of a public art project. For more information, visit the Springfield Art Association website:
https://www.springfieldart.org/bronwyn-eves-memorial-school-project.html

EDUCATION

The Garman Art Conservation Department at Buffalo State has formed an EIC committee! Over the past year we spent time or...
07/22/2021

The Garman Art Conservation Department at Buffalo State has formed an EIC committee! Over the past year we spent time organizing, this year we act! Here is a sneak peak of the EIC orientation presentation for the incoming class of 2024!

#garmanartconservation #buffstateartconservation #buffalostate #artconservation #graduateschool #buffalo #bscartconservation #EIC #equity #inclusion #diversity #museumsarenotneutral

@buffalostate @conservators

The Garman Art Conservation Department at Buffalo State has formed an EIC committee! Over the past year we spent time organizing, this year we act! Here is a sneak peak of the EIC orientation presentation for the incoming class of 2024!

#garmanartconservation #buffstateartconservation #buffalostate #artconservation #graduateschool #buffalo #bscartconservation #EIC #equity #inclusion #diversity #museumsarenotneutral

@buffalostate @conservators

Have a great summer Lorna!
07/08/2021

Have a great summer Lorna!

Emily Mercer, class of 2023, is spending her summer in Boston, MA! She is working with paper and photographic materials ...
06/29/2021

Emily Mercer, class of 2023, is spending her summer in Boston, MA! She is working with paper and photographic materials at Paul Messier LLC under the supervision of Diane Tafilowski. This week, Mercer is assisting with bathing and lining a newspaper in order to reduce degradation products and stabilize the object for the client!

#garmanartconservation #buffstate #buffstateartconservation #artconservation #graduateschool #buffalo #bscartconservation #photoconservation #paperconservation #paulmessier

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06/25/2021

This past year our faculty and staff worked incredibly hard to provide safe in-person opportunities. First year students, class of 2023, took a microscopy class through McCrone!

#garmanartconservation #buffstateartconservation #buffalostate #artconservation #graduateschool #buffalo #bsartconservation #McCrone #fiberidentification #pigmentidentification

@buffalostate @conservators

Photos from The Buffalo History Museum's post
06/21/2021

Photos from The Buffalo History Museum's post

Last week the Garman Art Conservation department was invited by the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum to attend the repatr...
05/24/2021

Last week the Garman Art Conservation department was invited by the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum to attend the repatriation ceremony of the Red Jacket Peace Medal!

#garmanartconservation #buffstateartconservation #buffalostate #artconservation #graduteschool #buffalo #bscartconservation

@senecairoquoisnationalmuseum
@buffalohistorymuseum
@buffalostate
@conservators

Last week the Garman Art Conservation department was invited by the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum to attend the repatriation ceremony of the Red Jacket Peace Medal!

#garmanartconservation #buffstateartconservation #buffalostate #artconservation #graduteschool #buffalo #bscartconservation

@senecairoquoisnationalmuseum
@buffalohistorymuseum
@buffalostate
@conservators

That’s a wrap! Last Thursday and Friday the first and second year students presented all the hard work they completed ov...
05/19/2021

That’s a wrap! Last Thursday and Friday the first and second year students presented all the hard work they completed over the year. We celebrated with a department picnic in the park!

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#takethatcovid #artconservation #vaccination #GarmanArtConservation

Congratulations to Annika Blake-Howland ('22) and Kaela Nurmi ('22) for taking first and second place respectively in th...
05/12/2021
2021 Graduate Student Research Fair | Graduate Student Association | SUNY Buffalo State College

Congratulations to Annika Blake-Howland ('22) and Kaela Nurmi ('22) for taking first and second place respectively in the Buffalo State Graduate Student Research Fair. They each submitted a 3-minute thesis presentation for consideration that you can watch from the link below. Congrats and thank you for submitting your projects and working to promote conservation!
https://gsa.buffalostate.edu/research-fair

New this year, all master’s project and thesis completers from December 2020 – August 2021 are invited to present their research in a fun and creative way. The Virtual Capstone Contest intends to celebrate the exciting research conducted by graduate students across a spectrum of disciplines. The...

Camille Ferrer (class of 2023) is working on local paint consolidation of this painting depicting a boxing match, from t...
05/03/2021

Camille Ferrer (class of 2023) is working on local paint consolidation of this painting depicting a boxing match, from the 1930s. The painting is off its stretcher and on a heated table under vacuum. This helps Camille spread the consolidating adhesive under the lifting and flaking paint layers.
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#GarmanArtConservation #BuffStateArtConservation #BuffaloState #ArtConservation #GraduateSchool #Buffalo #BSCArtConservation @buffalostate @conservators

A huge thank you to all of the speakers, moderators, and organizers for making ANAGPIC 2021 a huge success! While we had...
04/17/2021

A huge thank you to all of the speakers, moderators, and organizers for making ANAGPIC 2021 a huge success! While we had to meet virtually, the conference provided a window into the fascinating research our graduate conservation students are undertaking. Many speakers overcame incredible obstacles while completing their research because of COVID and in spite of this, found creative ways to forge ahead and also manage to give incredible presentations. Congrats to all and looking forward to everyone being together next year in Delaware for 2022!
https://artconservation.buffalostate.edu/anagpic-2021

A huge thank you to all of the speakers, moderators, and organizers for making ANAGPIC 2021 a huge success! While we had to meet virtually, the conference provided a window into the fascinating research our graduate conservation students are undertaking. Many speakers overcame incredible obstacles while completing their research because of COVID and in spite of this, found creative ways to forge ahead and also manage to give incredible presentations. Congrats to all and looking forward to everyone being together next year in Delaware for 2022!
https://artconservation.buffalostate.edu/anagpic-2021

Sometimes conservation requires lots of safety precautions and PPE! Katya Zinsli, a second year objects specialist, is a...
04/14/2021

Sometimes conservation requires lots of safety precautions and PPE! Katya Zinsli, a second year objects specialist, is all suited up for mold remediation on a wooden artifact. The mold growth was found on the underside of the object and Katya is removing it using a HEPA vacuum.

📷1: Katya vacuuming while kneeling on the ground wearing a lab coat, respirator, goggles, and gloves.
📷2: Detail of yellowish mold on underside of a wooden artifact.
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#GarmanArtConservation #BuffStateArtConservation #BuffaloState #ArtConservation #GraduateSchool #Buffalo #BSCArtConservation @buffalostate @conservators

Jen Mikes, second year objects specialist, captured in the midst of treating her masters project last week. Jen was usin...
04/09/2021

Jen Mikes, second year objects specialist, captured in the midst of treating her masters project last week. Jen was using a Gore-Tex sandwich to humidify the stem of the canoe and then she was able to close the gap. The canoe is part of the collection at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum in Salamanca, NY.

Jen Mikes, second year objects specialist, captured in the midst of treating her masters project last week. Jen was using a Gore-Tex sandwich to humidify the stem of the canoe and then she was able to close the gap. The canoe is part of the collection at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum in Salamanca, NY.

04/03/2021

We are proud to be hosting ANAGPIC 2021 virtually in 2 weeks. If any alumni are interested in attending, the conference runs from April 14th - 16th from approximately 12:30-5:30pm EST each day. Please email [email protected] buffalostate.edu no later than 4/9/21 if you would like to receive a Zoom link to attend.

Today is Buffalo State's Day of Giving! Our department is participating and we would love for your support! All funds ra...
03/30/2021
Art Conservation Student Fellowships

Today is Buffalo State's Day of Giving! Our department is participating and we would love for your support! All funds raised directly go to help our graduate students with fellowships and scholarships. Please help us continue to educate the best and brightest conservation graduate students! The campaign is only 24 hours from today (3/30) until tomorrow (3/31)! THANK YOU!!
https://give.communityfunded.com/o/suny-buffalo-state-college-24/i/buffalo-state-gives/s/art-conservation

Help us educate the next generation of art conservation professionals!

Third-year spotlight ✨Steph Guidera! We love to see what the class of 2021 is up to in their 12-month graduate internshi...
03/25/2021

Third-year spotlight ✨Steph Guidera! We love to see what the class of 2021 is up to in their 12-month graduate internships! #Repost @sguiginger
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I’m so grateful and proud of this treatment. This complex object - to say the least - had me up nights but felt incredibly rewarding to work through. These wagon panels from an early 20th century traveling show of Uncle Tom’s Cabin will be on display at @amhistorymuseum in the future as part of a thoughtful exhibit on the history of entertainment in the US.

Hands on activities have been at a minimum this year. While institutions have been putting restrictions in place for all of our safety, we students have been working hard to ensure we get the necessary experience while altering expectations and extending ourselves to additionally actively work towards equity and accessibility in our field. It’s been a lot, at best, equal parts grief and excitement. And while the ugliest parts of humanity are often in the forefront of our minds, I need to remember to share some of the small victories. Like cleaning and consolidating this very fragile, flaking paint.

#artconservation #artcon #buffalostateartcon #buffalostateartconservation #dcconservators #americanhistory #smithsonian #conservators #culturalheritage #history #theater
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#GarmanArtConservation #BuffaloState #GraduateSchool #Buffalo #BSCArtConservation @buffalostate @conservators

Third-year spotlight ✨Steph Guidera! We love to see what the class of 2021 is up to in their 12-month graduate internships! #Repost @sguiginger
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I’m so grateful and proud of this treatment. This complex object - to say the least - had me up nights but felt incredibly rewarding to work through. These wagon panels from an early 20th century traveling show of Uncle Tom’s Cabin will be on display at @amhistorymuseum in the future as part of a thoughtful exhibit on the history of entertainment in the US.

Hands on activities have been at a minimum this year. While institutions have been putting restrictions in place for all of our safety, we students have been working hard to ensure we get the necessary experience while altering expectations and extending ourselves to additionally actively work towards equity and accessibility in our field. It’s been a lot, at best, equal parts grief and excitement. And while the ugliest parts of humanity are often in the forefront of our minds, I need to remember to share some of the small victories. Like cleaning and consolidating this very fragile, flaking paint.

#artconservation #artcon #buffalostateartcon #buffalostateartconservation #dcconservators #americanhistory #smithsonian #conservators #culturalheritage #history #theater
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#GarmanArtConservation #BuffaloState #GraduateSchool #Buffalo #BSCArtConservation @buffalostate @conservators

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Invitation! I would love to have you at my upcoming ceremony. Please find the date, time, venue and other details here: https://invyts.com/7ALemjDNa6BctF7I9qey. Please let me know if you can attend by submitting the attendance form. Cheers!
https://www.facebook.com/donate/966002890553377/ Those who knew Noelle are experiencing a loss like no other. Buffalo art conservators are mourning the passing of a dear friend and colleague who left a mark in the field and an immeasurable void in the many hearts she touched. One of her coworkers at the North Carolina Museum of Art created this Memorial to remember this exceptional woman who left this world way too early and unexpectedly. Please contribute in Noelle's honor if you can. R.I.P., dear Noelle Ocon.
Congratulations to the Class of 2020!! All your presentations were fantastic and I'm glad to call you colleagues.
Buffalo students, some inspiration for your costumes for the annual department Halloween parties! https://www.facebook.com/groups/224247218846890/
The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Paper Conservation! https://famsf.snaphire.com/jobdetails?ajid=qCFQ7
Help needed for flood recovery in the UP of Michigan!
News alert! Conservator Carolyn Riccardelli, a graduate of the Buffalo State Conservation Program, was recently interviewed by correspondent Dana Jacobson for a segment that will air on CBS This Morning Saturday on June 23 at about 8:12am. Carolyn discusses the 12-year conservation project that brought Tullio Lombardo’s life-size marble statue “Adam” back into public view following an accident. The project was mentioned in Noah Charney’s new book “The Museum of Lost Art” as an example of the impressive work undertaken by conservators to save such works of art from oblivion. This masterpiece can be viewed with other Renaissance Venetian sculptures in Gallery 504. Follow this link for related videos including a time lapse of this multidisciplinary project: https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2014/tullio-lombardo-adam Image: Jennifer Isakowitz #AdamRestored #artconservation @metmuseum @cbsthismorning @danajacobsontv @carolynriccardelli