Programme and institute
Art Conservation Program: Department of Art, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Programs of Study: Several options are available. These include both research and treatment oriented programs
Two-year program includes: Four terms of theoretical and practical study on campus: advanced lecture courses, laboratory work in the conservation of heritage objects, and a research project; Two twelve-week, off-campus summer internships. Students must choose to specialize in one of the following: Conservation of paintings; Conservation of artifacts; Conservation of paper objects.
Programs include: Four advanced lecture courses, original research, and a thesis, with no practical treatment component; Research individually designed to suit the background and interests of students and faculty. Topics may be in history of technology or other conservation-related areas. Two-year program is available for science and engineering graduates to carry out research in conservation science. One-year, mid-career program is open to conservators with a minimum of five years of conservation experience.
Master of Art Conservation
Students who successfully complete the program are awarded the degree of Master of Art Conservation. They will have specialized in one of the following areas: Conservation of paintings, Conservation of artifacts, Conservation of paper objects, Conservation Science Conservation Research
The Program includes courses specific to the conservation of contemporary art.
Barbara Klempan graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1973 and obtained her M.A. in conservation from the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Germany (1979). She worked as a painting conservator at the Canadian Conservation Institute in Ottawa (1979-83) and was head of painting conservation at the Library and Archives Canada (1983-1994). Barbara Klempan taught painting conservation at Queen's University (1990-91) and at the University of Canberra, Australia (1994-98). She joined the faculty of the Art Conservation Program at Queen's University, Kingston in 2002 where she teaches a course in the History, Technology, and Conservation of Contemporary Art. She is also currently a member of the Documentation and Conservation of Media Art Heritage project (DOCAM) and is active within the INCCA North America group.
Cultural institutions around the world provide internships to our students. A few of these institutions include: Canadian Conservation Institute, National Gallery of Canada; Tate Britain and Tate Modern, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Library and Archives Canada; Getty Conservation Institute; Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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