The Buffalo History Museum has announced Fifty Years of Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Art in Western New York, a new exhibit in collaboration with Buffalo State College’s Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department.
The exhibition displays many of the Museum’s objects that have undergone conservation treatment, and is part of a broader community celebration for the 50th year of the conservation program. It features over 40 artifacts including a child’s sofa, a Larkin Company desk, a Civil War surgeon’s kit, a helmet, shield, and mace from Central Asia, numerous paintings, and more.
The Museum began its association with Buffalo State College’s Conservation Department in the early 1970s while the program was in Cooperstown, affiliated with the New York Historical Association and SUNY Oneonta. Since the department’s relocation in 1987 to Buffalo State College, the partnership strengthened with a total of 160 artifacts of the Museum’s collection conserved in the past 50 years with the program.
Admission to the Museum and this exhibition is free through the end of December 2020. For more information or to pre-register for a museum visit, visit the Buffalo History Museum website.
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