The Conservation Lab at Gilcrease Museum is devoted to the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the museum’s collections. Conservation activities include individual treatments like cleaning, stabilization and repair, mitigation of gallery and storage environments, preparation of objects for exhibit, detailed examinations and materials research.
The Anne and Jack Graves Conservation Lab in the Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum provides the latest in technologically advanced equipment to conserve works on paper, ensuring the extended preservation of the museum’s collection of priceless documents.
Gilcrease Museum’s Chief Conservator endowed position is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Helmerich Trust.
For additional information, please contact the conservation department at GMConservation@utulsa.edu, or contact a member of the conservation staff:
Joanna Didik, Chief Conservator
Ann Boulton, Associate Conservator
Maddy Witt, Conservation Technician
Behind the Scenes
Meet Elly Stewart, Gilcrease Museum’s conservation intern, and experience museum conservation through the eyes of a conservator in the making: https://artifactconservation.blogspot.com.