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Ralph Wiegandt

Ralph Wiegandt
Ralph Wiegandt

Conservator Ralph Wiegandt is a 1987 graduate of the Buffalo
State Art Conservation Program. His first conservator position was at the Henry
Ford (Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village) as it re-established its
Conservation Department and Collections Care Programs. The Henry Ford has one
of the largest collections of American art and artifacts in the country.

Ralph became the conservator at the Rochester Museum &
Science Center in 1998. RMSC holds an extensive collection of local history
(artifacts, photographs, documents), ethnographic materials, natural science,
and archaeological artifacts: an estimated 1.5 million items.

In 2002 Ralph’s career turned toward photograph conservation
through the Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Conservation at George
Eastman Museum, where he remained affiliated on staff through 2014.

In 2010 he was appointed Visiting Scientist at the
University of Rochester to pursue research and conservation of daguerreotypes
through a National Science Foundation grant to the University in collaboration
with George Eastman Museum. The University affiliation is ongoing, as is the

In the fall of 2014 Ralph was named a Getty Conservation
Institute Research Fellow to continue his research on the daguerreotype at the

- Member of the “Objects and Textiles” advisory
group for the 2004 Heritage Health Index survey instrument development

- Conducted over 30 CAP, IMLS, NEH institutional
surveys and consultations

- Served on the Board of Directors of the American
Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (2009 –2012) as
Director of Specialty Groups