Art Conservation

The IMA's conservation staff reduce risk to the collections through preventative measures, perform stabilization treatments on artworks and conduct research in partnership with the curatorial team, the conservation science department , and external collaborators.

The IMA Conservation Department is staffed by conservators with specializations in paintings, works on paper, textiles & fashion, and objects, as well as conservation technicians, and an administrative coordinator in a 7,700-square-foot laboratory housed in the museum’s main building.  A 2,000 square foot state-of-the-art conservation science laboratory complements the paintings, paper, objects and textiles conservation laboratories. The science lab and specialty treatment labs work in tandem to support the understanding and preservation of the Museum’s permanent collections.

For more information about art conservation, click here. To find a conservator for your artwork, click here. To learn more about how to become a conservator, click here

Please note: Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety and well-being of our guests and community, the Newfields campus is temporarily closed, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.