May 25, 2019

RAP Members

Please choose a RAP Member from the list below:

Straus Center for Conservation

The Straus Center provides analysis and treatments for the collections of the Harvard University Art Museums. In addition to serving the conservation needs of the Art Museums, the Straus Center 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 in honor of Philip A. and Lynn Straus, longtime benefactors of the Art Museums. 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 the conservation of works on paper, paintings, objects and sculpture, and conservation science. This program was formalized in 1972 with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and offers three ten-month internships each year.

The Straus Center for Conservation
Harvard University Art Museums
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: 617-495-2392
Fax: 617-495-0322
Contact: Henry Lie, Director
Paintings, Paper, Objects, Analytical

Straus Center for Conservation

Straus Center for Conservation

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