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Queen's University

Art Conservation Faculty

Krysia Spirydowicz

Program Director

Associate Professor of Artifact Conservation

Conservation of archaeological, ethnographic and historic artifacts/Preservation of cultural property during wartime.
(613)533 6000 x74340


Rosaleen Hill

Assistant Professor - Conservator of Paper, Photographic Materials and New Media
(613)533 6000 x74341

Barbara Klempan

Associate Professor
Painting Conservation, Artists' Materials and Painting Techniques, Materials used by Early Painters in Canada, Canadian War Artists and the History and Use of Artists' Tools and Paintboxes.
(613)533 6000 x74339

Alison Murray

Associate Professor (on sabbatical Winter 2014) 
Conservationscience and application of materials science and chemistry to historic and artistic objects, modern materials, acrylic paints and grounds, and archaeological material.
(613)533 6000 x74338 

John O'Neill (retired)

Associate Professor /Paper Conservation



George Bevan

Cross-appointed Assistant Professor



H.F. Gus Shurvell 

Adjunct Professor in the Art Conservation Program. 
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry

Applications of infrared spectroscopy and X-ray fluorescence analysis to studies of the composition and properties of artists materials.


Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000