Mark Watters, Curriculum Vitae


Mark P. Watters, Birthdate: 20 October 1953


9/76 - 6/80: Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Master of Art History and Diploma in Art Conservation (9/81). Emphasis in Paper Conservation with Antoinette King, Senior Paper Conservator at the Museum of Modern Art.

9/71 - 6/75: Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts in Art (6/75). Graduated with Distinction. Member of Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Chapter of California.


4/82 - Present: President/Conservator. Aitchison and Watters, Inc. Conservators of Art on Paper.

1/84 - Present: Occasional consulting conservator for the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts of the University of California, Los Angeles at the Armand Hammer Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Huntington Library, Art Division, and for the Norton Simon Art Museum.

6/83 - 4/84: N.E.A. Fellow in Paper Conservation. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Victoria Blyth Hill, Paper Conservator.

8/80 - 3/82: Paper Conservator. Carolyn Horton and Associates, Inc. New York, New York.

Professional Organizations

American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Professional Associate Membership. Western Association for Art Conservation, President (10/89 to 10/90),Vice President (10/88 to 10/89) Board Member-at-Large (10/87 to 10/88).


Technical notes written for works on paper (with Robert Aitchison and Lisa Forman) in The Blue Four Collection at the Norton Simon Museum by Vivian Endicott Barnett. Yale University Press, New Haven and London, in association with the Norton Simon Art Foundation, 2002.

A Study of the Materials Used by Medieval Persian Painters, Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, Fall 1991, Volume 30, Number 2. (co-author, Nancy Purinton).

Application of Traditional Indian Techniques in the Treatment of a Bundi Miniature, Intermuseum Conservation Association Newsletter, Volume 12, No. 2, April, 1980.


Antoinette King, Director of Conservation, Museum of Modern Art, retired 201 West 70th Street, New York, New York 10023

Marc Harnly, Head of Paper Conservation The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Drive, #1000, Los Angeles, California 90049-1687

Dianne van der Reyden, Director for Preservation Preservation Directorate, Library of Congress, LM G-42, Washington, D. C. 20540-4530

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