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About Jennifer McGlinchey Sexton

Jennifer McGlinchey Sexton is a graduate-level trained conservator of photographs and works on paper. She provides conservation treatment and expertise for photographs and works of art on paper.


Trained as a fine-art photographer, Jennifer became interested in conservation as a way to blend her love of art with a curiosity about materials. After getting her graduate degree, Jennifer continued to hone her skills as a conservator and a photographer in positions at museums, regional centers, and private practices throughout the United States.  

Jennifer is a Professional Associate member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, a status that requires peer-review. Her practice is guided by the AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice. She is an active member of the national and local conservation community, regularly publishing research, presenting at conferences and conducting training workshops for UV/visible fluorescence documentation. She is a member of the AIC-PMG PMCC WIKI committee, the Cooperstown/Buffalo Alumni Advisory Board, and serves as a member-at-large for the Western Association of Art Conservation (WAAC).


For a list of Jennifer's recent publications, click here.


Jennifer has held positions at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Menil Collection, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the Alaska State Library, and most recently, at Paul Messier LLC in Boston, MA, where she continues to consult.


Jennifer holds the following degrees and certificates:

MA and C.A.S Art Conservation, Buffalo State College, (SUNY)

Certificate, Arts Management, Purchase College, (SUNY)

BFA Photography, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

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