Art conservation is an exciting and challenging multidisciplinary field involving the examination, interpretation, analysis and conservation of cultural, historic and artistic objects. Professional conservators and conservation scientists must rely on their knowledge of both the humanities and the sciences to understand the creation and production of material culture in past and present contexts to ensure its preservation for the future.
Queen's offers Canada's only Master's degree program in Art Conservation.
The Queen’s Art History program is strongly committed to mentoring students in a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, methodologies, and issues, including the technical examination of art, gender studies, critical theory, cultural representation, curatorial studies, and the relationships among art, literature, and science. The program offers a wide range of courses that explore how visual and material cultures have shaped human societies across time and around the world. All Art History courses emphasize visual literacy and the contextual relevance of the discipline within culture and history.