Name: Brian Howard
Location: Carlisle, PA
Phone: (717) 243-6596
Specialties: Architectural Elements/MaterialsInstallation ArtArchaeological Objects,Clocks/Watches,Decorative Arts,Ethnographic Objects,Folk Arts,Furniture,Historic/Technical Objects,Outdoor Sculpture,SculptureArchaeological Objects,Ethnographic Objects,Frames,Furniture,Historic/Technical Objects,Maritime,Wood Sculpture,Veneer/Marquetry/Boulle,Waterlogged Wood
Services: Consultation-General,Emergency Recovery,Environmental Assessment,Examination,Exhibit Consultation,Surveys-General,Surveys-Object Specific,Treatment
Materials: Ceramics,Gilded Surfaces,Glass,Ivory and Bone,Leather/Skin,Metals,Modern/Contemporary,Painted/Polychromed Surfaces,Plaster,Plastics/Synthetics/Rubber,Reeds/Grasses,Shell,Stone,Textiles,Wood
Willing to Travel: Yes

Biographical Information:

Brian received a degree from the University of Connecticut in chemistry, art, and art history. He received his MFA in Art Conservation from the State University College in Buffalo, after 10 years of work in the building and architectural preservation field in New England. Brian co-founded B.R. Howard & Associates Inc. in 1988 in while also serving as the head of the Commonwealth Conservation Center Objects Laboratory operated by the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission for 17 years. He is a Professional Associate and served as Treasurer of the AIC’s Board of Directors for two terms. In addition, Brian served two terms on the Board of the Cooperstown Museum Studies Program Alumni Association, and the Buffalo State University Art Department Alumni Board. He was the instructor for the Mid-Atlantic Association for Museum Collections Care Training Program from 1990-1998, has presented several papers at AIC annual conferences, and lectured on the importance of documentation and preservation of historic vehicles in original condition. As head conservator at B.R. Howard & Associates, he’s had the privilege of working with educational institutions, museums, and government agencies conserving numerous culturally significant collections and materials. His broad background, training, and years of experience give him a depth of understanding of materials and their properties when working on projects.

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