School of Graduate Studies
Art conservation is an exciting and challenging multidisciplinary field involving the examination, interpretation, analysis and conservation of cultural, historic and artistic objects. Professional conservators rely on their knowledge of both the humanities and sciences in order to understand the creation and production of material culture in past and present contexts and ensure its preservation for future generations. Queen's University in Kingston offers the only Canadian Master's degree program in art conservation. Combining theory and practice, advanced programs aim to educate and train conservators and conservation scientists to a professional level. Students in the Treatment stream may specialize in the treatment of artifacts, paintings or paper. A two-year research program is offered to science and engineering graduates, leading to a career in conservation science.
Area of Study
- Art history, criticism and conservation