Our mission is to provide the highest level of conservation treatment. The Center for Art Conservation specializes in the treatment of works of art on paper, prints, maps, posters, paper ephemera, and manuscripts, as well as related materials such as parchment. Treatment is aimed primarily at prolonging an artifact's existence, and may consist of stabilization and/or restoration. The Center for Art Conservation also offers on site consultation services, and is available for the formulation and implementation of preventative care policies.


Tish Brewer received her Masters Degree from The Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record at the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied book and paper conservation. She received additional conservation training through various AIC courses, and through internships and professional experience while at the National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos, Sevastopol, Ukraine; Biblioteca Ludwig von Mises, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala City, Guatemala; and the National Park Service, Harpers Ferry Center. She has several published articles on topics including surface coatings for leather, prevention of mold in collections, and iron gall ink and paper aging in relation to forged historical documents, and is a regular contributor of conservation related articles to the newsletter for the Guild of Book Workers. The Center for Art Conservation was established in 2007.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
North Texas Association for Art Conservation (NTAAC)
Western Association for Art Conservation (WAAC)
Midwest Regional Conservation Guild (MRCG)
Texas Association of Museums (TAM)
Guild of Book Workers (GBW)