After an intensive search, the Bader Chair in Art Conservation position has been awarded to Dr. Aaron Shugar. Dr. Shugar -- currently the Mellon Foundation Professor in the Art Conservation Department at the State University of New York, Buffalo State University -- holds a Ph.D. in archeometallurgy from University College London; his analysis of archeological glass and metals reaches across the globe, and he has appeared on the Discovery Channel investigating the technology of ninth-century Samurai swords, on the History Channel’s Bible Battles, and on CNN discussing forgery of Dead Sea Scrolls.

As Bader Chair, Dr. Shugar will help the Queen's Master of Art Conservation program establish a fifth stream of study, adding analytical imaging to the current streams: conservation of paper, paintings, objects, and conservation science. Dr. Shugar will ensure that M.A.C. students can access new funding and academic opportunities, and that the program can grow in increasingly important areas like the application of artificial intelligence for the analysis of art.

Congratulations, Dr. Shugar!

Dr, Aaron Shugar appointed Bader Chair in Art Conservation


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