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William Brown has served as chief conservator at the NCMA for the past seven years. He came to the NCMA in 1988 to complete his internship requirement for a M.A. and Certificate of Advanced Studies in Conservation, State University College at Buffalo, NY. He received his diploma in 1989 and continued with the NCMA first as an assistant conservator then an associate conservator before his promotion to chief conservator in 2001. He has a B.A. in Studio Arts and Art History from the University of Virginia. His responsibilities at the NCMA include the management of the conservation department and the care and restoration of the collections. He has been awarded three IMLS grants in support of collections care and treatment, a Henry Luce Foundation and Hanes Family grant in support of the treatment of modern paintings and sculpture, ongoing support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for Conservation Fellowships, and other important gifts from private corporations and foundations for the purchase of conservation equipment for the treatment and research of the collections.

Golden Boy: A Conservation Conversation

For our Golden Boy, the journey from the old Egyptian Gallery to the new building includes a visit to Conservation.