With active, hands-on conservation treatment beginning in 1991, Directing Conservator, Francis Miller, has diverse experience preserving a wide range of objects and materials. He actively directs and participates in all phases of planning and implementation. His scope of knowledge provides insight and sensitivity for current conservation projects. Mr. Miller has a BA in Studio Arts from the University of California, Davis, with an emphasis of ceramic sculpture, drawing, and photography and an MFA in sculpture and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1999, the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) recognized his dedication to preserving our nation’s treasures by awarding him the title of Professional Associate.
Conservation workshops lead by Mr. Miller include the National Center for Preservation Training and Technology (NCPTT), and the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS), where he serves on the Board of Directors and the Board’s Preservation Committee. Awards include the Connecticut Trust Award of Merit, 2015 for the conservation of the severely deteriorated brownstone sculpture, The Forlorn Soldier, now safely on display in the Connecticut State Capitol.
With diverse backgrounds in history, preservation and studio arts, particularly sculpture, and typically holding bachelor’s and master’s degrees, conservation assistants are carefully trained in all aspects of the conservation processes. Their wealth of knowledge, artistic sensitivity to materials and excellent sense of craftsmanship have made them a tremendous asset to Conserve ART and the conservation profession.
Current and past assistants contribute their experience to the field and our greater social needs on a national level through teaching sculpture and conservation, directing conservation programs, and designing and sculpting of naturalistic prosthetics for our nation’s veterans.
Conserve ART is an equal opportunity employer.