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Conservation Faculty

James Squires

James Squires

Chief Conservator, Clyfford Still Museum
MA and Certificate of Advanced Studies in Art Conservation, State University College, Buffalo NY; BA Kenyon College
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James Squires teaches the Introduction to Conservation class (ARTH 3872) and supervises internships at the Clyfford Still Museum in painting and paper archives for Pre-Art Conservation majors who choose to work there. Before arriving in Denver, he co-managed the Atlanta Art Conservation Center, a satellite regional conservation laboratory of the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, providing a variety of conservation services to member institutions and private clients throughout the Southeast.  Squires worked on a variety of 20th Century American artworks, his area of specialization, such as the early works by Jackson Pollock and works by Robert Motherwell and Mark Rothko to pictures by African American artists, Hale Woodruff and Jacob Lawrence.  In 2010 he began conservation work on the Still collection as Associate Conservator of Paintings for both the Clyfford Still Museum and Denver Art Museum; an Andrew Mellon Foundation funded position.  He is now the Chief Conservator at the Clyfford Still Museum.