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Queen's University

Master of Art Conservation Program

Graduates from the Queen’s Master of Art Conservation program are employed worldwide in conservation laboratories and research facilities in art galleries, museums, libraries, archives, and independent conservation studios. Graduates have also gone on to Ph.D. programs in North America, Europe, and Australia.

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In the Art Conservation Treatment Stream, students specialize in the conservation of paintings, artifacts or paper objects, undertake a research project and are required to complete two 12-week summer internships. In the Art Conservation Research Stream, students complete original research and a thesis with no conservation treatment component. To learn more about the two streams, including academic prerequisites and other requirements, please click the links below.  

Treatment Stream Research Stream

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Applications must be submitted online. You will need to submit a brief Statement of Interest outlining your background, career aspirations and why you wish to study art conservation as part of the online application. You will also need to submit a Curriculum Vitae as well as a brief description of each of the required courses you have taken or are currently enrolled inYou will also need to provide two letters of recommendation (you have the option of having your referees submit recommendations to Queen's electronically) and send two copies of your official transcripts to:

School of Graduate Studies
Queen's University
Gordon Hall Room 425
74 Union Street
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7L 3N6

The application deadline is January 31. Please click here to begin the application process.

If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Assistant at or 613-533-2742.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000