Assistant Professor Emy Kim

Emy Kim

Assistant Professor, Artifacts Conservation

Department of Art History and Art Conservation

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Research Interests

Sacrificial coatings on modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture; loss compensation and adhesion of plastics; conservation collaborations with living artists; archaeological metals.


Emy Kim is the Assistant Professor of Artifacts Conservation in Master of Art Conservation Program at Queen’s University. Emy received her conservation training from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, an MA in art history at Williams College, and a BA from Princeton University. She is also currently a PhD candidate at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto, where she is writing a techno-social history of modern metals.

Courses Taught

  • ARTC 811 – History, Technology and Conservation of Artifacts I
  • ARTC 812 – History, Technology and Conservation of Artifacts II
  • ARTC 813 – History, Technology and Conservation of Artifacts III
  • ARTC 850 – Introduction to Artifact Conservation Practice
  • ARTC 851 – Artifact Conservation Practice I
  • ARTC 852 – Artifact Conservation Practice II
  • ARTC 853 – Artifact Conservation Practice III