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WCCFA holds a respected national reputation in the conservation field and is actively involved in establishing, maintaining and promoting standards of practice, professional relationships and public education.

The number of graduate degree conservators, the depth and breadth of their expertise in their field, the noteworthy resources of the general staff and the quality as well as the security of the facility are unmatched elsewhere in the region.


WCCFA Staff Profiles

Carmen F. Bria, Jr.
Director and Chief Conservator  

M.S. in Art Conservation, H.F. du Pont Winterthur Museum/University of Delaware, 1983; graduate work in Art History, Studio Art and Organic Chemistry, University of Arizona, 1973-78; B.A. in Chemistry, Shippensburg University, 1973.  Professional Associate, American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, (AIC); Associate, International Institute for Conservation and Historic and Artistic Works, 1981.

Conservation Internships and Work Experience:
Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Arts, 1983-present; Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1983; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1982-83; Rocky Mountain Regional Conservation Center, 1979-80.



Camilla J. Van Vooren
Senior Paintings Conservator  

M.S. in Art Conservation, H.F. du Pont Winterthur Museum/University of Delaware, 1990; B.A. in Art History, Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Irvine, 1982; International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, 1987; Professional Associate, American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). President Emeritus, Western Association for Art Conservation (WAAC).

Conservation Internships and Work Experience:
Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Arts, 1991-present; J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, 1989-91; Atelier de Charles François Daubigny, Auvers sur Oise, France, 1989; Musée Gustave Moreau, Paris, France, 1988; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1987; James L. Greaves Conservation Services, 1986; Balboa Art Conservation Center, San Diego, CA,1984-86.



D. Hays Shoop
Senior Paintings Conservator

Courtald Institute of Art/University of London, Samuel H. Kress Fellow, graduate studies in the Conservation of Easel Paintings, 1993-1994; B.F.A., Arizona State University, 1982. Professional Associate, American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). 

Conservation Internships and Work Experience:
Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Arts, 2001-present;  
Rocky Mountain Regional Conservation Center, University of Denver.



Yasuko Ogino
Paintings Conservator

M.A., C.A.S. in Art Conservation, Buffalo State College, 2000; B.A. in Art, University of California, Los Angeles, 1992.  Associate, American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC).

Conservation Internships and Work Experience:
Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Arts, 2010-present;  Atlanta Art Conservation Center, Atlanta, Georgia, 2001-2010;  Williamstown Art Conservation Center, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 2000-2001; Peebles Island Resource Center (New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation), Waterford, New York, 1999-2000; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1998; Perry Huston and Associates, Fort Wayne and Bloomington, Indiana, 1997; Balboa Art Conservation Center, San Diego, California, 1995-1997.



Leonard T. Evans
Conservation Technician/Photographer

Winona School of professional photography, Winona, Indiana, 1976-80; Illinois State University, Normal Illinois, Journalism, 1969-71.

Conservation Work Experience:
Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Arts, 1989-present; Rocky Mountain Regional Conservation Center, University of Denver; Birlauf and Steen Photography; Feldkamp-Malloy Advertising.