Queen’s University (Canada) Master of Art Conservation (M.A.C.)

This was one of the first graduate programs that caught my attention when I begin my search for a program in Art Conservation. It really made me excited to learn more about the program because of the Research Stream available within the M.A.C program. Of course there are two options for available the research stream and the treatment stream, being a student in chemistry I am going to focus on the Research Stream requirements.


So some facts about the Research Stream :

What you need if you are thinking about applying –

  •  Bachelor degree in the sciences or engineering with upper second-class standing (or equivalent).
  •  Three terms of chemistry at the university level, including atleast one term of organic chemistry, all courses preferably with
    a laboratory component.
  •  A minimum of two full-year courses in art history, ethnology,archaeology, or equivalent.

Some other helpful things for your applying –

  • Good visual sensitivity and manual skills.
  • Experience in conservation or conservation science is highly recommended.

Details about the application –

  • January 31 is the due date for applications (with interviews being done in March).
  • If you do get a interview, than you have to present a portfolio of your work.
  • Brief Statement of Interest outlining your background, career aspirations and why you wish to study art conservation
  • A Curriculum Vitae as well as a
  • Brief description of each of the required courses you have taken or are currently enrolled in.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation (you have the option of having your referees submit recommendations to Queen’s electronically)
  • Send in 2 copies of official  transcripts to the school at :
School of Graduate Studies
Queen’s University
Gordon Hall Room 425
74 Union Street
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7L 3N6



Website for the Art Conservation program at Queen’s, here.

Website for starting the online application, here.

Blog that students in the art conservation program write, here.

Hope this helps.



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