Robert Aitchison, Curriculum Vitae


Robert D. Aitchison Birth date: 11 March 1954


1976 - 1979: Art Conservation Program, University of Delaware - H. F. du Pont Winterthur Museum. M.S. degree in Art Conservation, June 1979. Major: Paper with Anne Clapp. Minor: Photography with Jose Orraca.

1972 - 1976: University of California at Davis. B. A. degree with honors, Studio Art. Experience


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

1985 - 1997: Consulting conservator for the Department of Photography at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

1992 - Present: Consulting conservator, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

6/82 - 6/83: N.E.A. Fellow in Paper Conservation. Los Angeles County Museum ofArt. Victoria Blyth Hill, Paper Conservator.

1/80 - 4/82: Conservation Assistant. Department of Paper Conservation. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.

9/79 - 12/79: Consulting Conservator. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, New York. Under the supervision of Marjorie Shelly, Associate Conservator. Conservation of the Chinese wallpaper in the Powell Room of the American Wing.

Professional Organizations

American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (Paper and Photographic Materials) Professional Associate Membership, Western Association for Art Conservation.

Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies Board of Directors (1993 to 1994)


Technical notes written for works on paper (with Mark Watters 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.


Ms. Debbie Hess Norris, Director Winterthur Museum/University of Delaware Art Conservation Program, University of Delaware, 303 Old College, Newark, Delaware 19716

Mr. Marc Harnly, Head of the Department of Paper Conservation, J. Paul Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California 90049

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