Paintings Conservation Fellow
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M.A., Buffalo State College
B.A., Bennington College
Anne Schaffer studies and treats paintings in the museums’ collections, working closely with colleagues to better understand and care for works from a wide range of time periods. Ongoing research projects include a technical study of Harvard’s two paintings by Winslow Homer, as well as the study of techniques used by 16th- and 17th-century Spanish painters to transfer drawn designs to canvas. Among her previous research is the study and classification of artists’ composite-board materials used in painting. Her past conservation projects have primarily focused on 20th-century paintings, work by folk and self-taught artists, and 19th-century American art. Schaffer currently serves on the board of the New England Conservation Association.
“Retreating from Wax: Investigation and Re-Treatment of a Painting with Strange Surface Effects.” Presented at the Association of North American Graduate Programs in Conservation Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 14–16, 2016.