above: using watercolor to adjust an insert made for an area of loss on a mixed-media painting
Corine McHugh Conservation specializes in the care and treatment of art on paper, photographs and historic wallpaper. Our clients include museums, libraries, universities, auction houses, and private collections.
Corine often travels to provide condition review and treatment proposals for collections on site. She provides preservation needs triage and manages long-term projects.
We can create housing and storage preservation plans and solutions for your small and large collections. Contact us to get started!
As Owner of McHugh Conservation in Philadelphia since 2014, Corine has established herself as a leading conservator at numerous museums, libraries, and private collections in the mid-atlantic region. She works with a variety of prints, drawings, watercolors, and paintings on paper, and collections of 19th and 20th century photographs. She also manages ongoing care of historic wallpaper in the region.
Corine comes to her bench with over 20 years experience. She received her M.S. in Art Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program for Art Conservation (WUDPAC). Prior to establishing McHugh Conservation, she worked as paper conservator for 5 years at CCAHA in Philadelphia, and completed fellowships and internships at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, the Better Image, and the Worcester Art Museum and NEDCC in Massachusetts.
Corine has researched and published internationally on Andy Warhol's screenprints (see publication), taught workshops on the history of printmaking, and participated as a panelist and speaker on the preservation of ephemera collections. In 2018 she presented the complexities of treatment of a rare 18th c. watercolor from the Museum of the American Revolution to both public audiences and to conservators (click to learn more). Corine values ongoing collaboration and training within the conservation field, bringing research-established techniques and methodologies to the art in her care.
Corine is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC). She is also a member of the International Institute for Conservation (IIC), the International Association of Book and Paper Conservators (IADA), and of the local Philadelphia Area Conservation Association (PACA).