New space for ancient Yale treasures

West Campus offers the space and scientific expertise to explore, present, and preserve Yale’s art treasures in innovative ways. The recent hiring of art conservation specialist Paul Whitmore from Carnegie Mellon completes a team of experts who will oversee this ambitious effort.

In these video clips, Whitmore and three other Yale visionaries discuss their plans to use the 400,000-square-foot Yale Collection Study Center to preserve and study Yale’s vast art, cultural heritage, and natural history collections.

Sparking cross-campus collaborations

Interview with Meg Bellinger, director of Yale’s Digital Collection Center


Treating Yale’s vast collections

Interview with Ian McClure, director of Yale Center for Conservation and Preservation


Exploring the science of preservation

Interview with Paul Whitmore, director of Yale’s Art Conservation Research Center.


Answering conservators’ questions

Interview with Aniko Bezur, director of scientific research at Yale’s Center for Conservation and Preservation

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