Portrait of Rosaleen Hill

Rosaleen Hill

Assistant Professor

Department of Art History and Art Conservation

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Research Interests: 

Contemporary artists’ materials: composition and ageing characteristics; development of innovative treatment procedures for works on paper and exploring the ethics and challenges of time-based and digital media preservation. 


Rosaleen Hill is Director and Assistant Professor - Paper Conservation, Photographic Materials and New Media. Her research interests are broad and include a partnership with the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation in the development of training modules to support their digital preservation strategy. Additionally, She is an advisor to the Canadian Council of Archives in the development of a national preservation strategy for archival and new media. Rosaleen also has commitment to undertake research in conjunction with her graduate students. The first joint research project "Watercolour Pencils: Composition and Conservation Concerns” will be presented at AIC/CAC annual conference in 2016. 

She has been a member of the Mellon Foundation grant review board for art conservation training grants and has served as an expert on the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) review for Preservation and Access Education and Training grants. Additionally, she is an active member of the Canadian Government Standard Board panel for the review of the Permanence of Paper Standard. 

Prior to joining the Art Conservation Program she taught at the University of British Columbia’s School of Library and Archival Studies and at the University of Canberra in the Conservation of Cultural Materials Program. 

Courses Taught: 

ARTC 831 – History, Technology and Conservation of Paper Objects I 
ARTC 832 - History, Technology and Conservation of Paper Objects II 
ARTC 833 - History, Technology and Conservation of Paper Objects III 
ARTC 871 – Paper Objects Conservation Practice I 
ARTC 872 - Paper Objects Conservation Practice II 
ARTC 873 – Paper Objects Conservation Practice III 
ARTC 874 – Advanced Practice in Paper Objects Conservation