Founded in 1970, Buffalo State’s Art Conservation Department is one of the leading programs of its kind in North America. Accepting only 10 students a year, the competitive three-year graduate program trains conservators of fine art and material cultural heritage. Graduates can be found in the conservation labs of major institutions across the United States, including the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Buffalo State is the largest four-year college of arts and sciences in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the University of the State of New York Board of Regents. Its graduate programs are registered and certified by the New York State Education Department. The college is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States. All visual arts programs, including the Art Conservation Department, are accredited by NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design).