Barbara Appelbaum is an art conservator and partner in the firm Appelbaum and Himmelstein.

She is a specialist in the treatment of ethnographic objects and textiles, and in conservation assessments and collections surveys.

Barbara is the author of two books about art conservation. Her latest book, Conservation Treatment Methodology has garnered stellar reviews.


Barbara spoke about conservation in house museums at a annual conference sponsored by the McFaddin-Ward House in Beaumont, Texas in November 2013

Barbara has written another new paper published in a French online journal (Cero-Art) Summer, 2013. The paper is available on this site.

Past News:

Nov. 2012: Barbara did a book signing at the annual meeting of the Appraisers' Association of America.

June 2011: Barbara presented a paper on Conservation Ethics at the Annual Meeting of the AIC. Her paper is available on this site.

Mar 2011: Barbara presented a 2-day seminar based on 'Conservation Treatment Methodology' in Amsterdam.