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Straus Center for Conservation at Harvard University

"The Straus Center for Conservation provides analysis and treatments for the collections of the Harvard University Art Museums and also operates as a regional conservation facility providing fee-for-service treatments, surveys, and consultations for other museums, libraries, historical societies, historical sites, and private art collectors. The Center for Conservation and Technical Studies was established in 1928 by Edward W. Forbes, Director of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University. It is the oldest fine arts conservation treatment, research, and training facility in the United States. In 1994, the Center was renamed the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies. The Straus Center specializes in the conservation of works on paper, paintings, sculpture, decorative objects, and historic and archaeological artifacts. The Straus Center for Conservation plays a leading role not only in preserving specific works of art but also in developing new methods and techniques for the field of conservation and in training the next generation of conservators. The Advanced-Level Training Program provides formal hands-on training in conservation. This program was formalized in 1972 with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and offers up to six ten-month internships each year." (extracted from website)

Web Address
Postal Address The Straus Center for Conservation

Harvard University Art Museum

32 Quincy Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone +1 617 495 2392
Fax +1 617 495 0322
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Categories Research / training
Website Languages English