Hayes is a paintings conservator based in New York, where currently he is Kress Postdoctoral Associate in Paintings Conservation and Institute Lecturer at the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University and directs the Pietro Edwards Society for Art Conservation.
The Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Hayes as assistant professor of paintings conservation at the Conservation Center effective September 1, 2023. In his new position Professor Hayes will teach and mentor conservation and art history students, help direct the Kress Program in Paintings Conservation with Professor Emerita Dianne Modestini and serve as Co-Chair of the Conservation Center with Professor Michele Marincola.
Matthew Hayes is a paintings conservator based in New York, where currently he is Kress Postdoctoral Associate in Paintings Conservation and Institute Lecturer at the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University and directs the Pietro Edwards Society for Art Conservation. He previously worked at the Atelier Gerhard Walde and the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein and was a fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, all in Vienna. Hayes holds a BA in art history from Cornell University, and MA and PhD degrees in art history and an Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts. He has published on conservation theory, philosophy, history, and the painting technique of Italian Renaissance artists. His book The Renaissance Restored: Paintings Conservation and the Birth of Modern Art History in Nineteenth-century Europe appeared in 2021.
Professor Christine Poggi, Judy and Michael Steinhardt Director of the Institute of Fine Arts, noted, “We are thrilled to appoint Matt to this important position at the Institute’s Conservation Center. His years of experience and impressive scholarly research will enhance our offerings for the students in fine art conservation.”
Professor Michele D. Marincola, Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of Conservation and Chair of the Conservation Center remarked, “Matt’s enormous skill as a painting conservator will support our longstanding commitment to educating students in this field. In addition, his warm, welcoming personality and depth of knowledge about the history of conservation will be greatly appreciated by our community.”
About the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University:
The Institute of Fine Arts is an international leader in research and graduate teaching, and is committed to global engagement and advancing the fields of art history, archaeology, and the theory and practice of conservation. New York City, with its incomparable resources and vitality, provides a backdrop and extended campus for the Institute’s activities. Founded in 1960, the Conservation Center is the oldest degree-granting graduate program in art conservation in the United States. The Conservation Center offers a four-year, dual MA/MS graduate program that combines training in conservation with historical, archaeological, curatorial, and scientific studies.
For more information, please contact Michele D. Marincola, Chair of the Conservation Center and Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of Conservation, at email@example.com.