In 2020, Ana Alba, owner of Alba Art Conservation, conserved the painting, "Bluefield, View From My Room" by Joseph E. Dodd for the Art Museum of West Virginia University, on view in the McGee Gallery throughout the spring of 2021. Join her live from her conservation studio for an inside look at the process of art conservation.
Alba Art Conservation specializes in the conservation and analysis of modern and contemporary art, painted surfaces, and traditional paintings. Ana is a 2009 graduate from the Art Conservation Department at Buffalo State College. Following her graduation, she was awarded the William R. Leisher Fellowship in the conservation of modern and contemporary paintings at the National Gallery of Art. She is also a Professional Associate of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. Ana has held recent contracts at the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.