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Ian Hodkinson

Queen's University
Emeritus Professor
Gananoque, ON
Ian Hodkinson received an M.A with honours in fine art and an art teaching diploma from Edinburgh University and the Edinburgh College of Art respectively in 1958. He then spent a year at the Istituto Centrale Per Il Restauro in Rome after which he joined the staff of the National Trust for Scotland and then toured Scandinavian museums and sites studying the conservation of wall paintings. He began conserving and restoring murals and easel paintings in Scottish historic castles and country houses subsequently establishing the Stenhouse Conservation Centre in Edinburgh. In 1969 he emigrated to Canada taking up a position at QueenÂ’s University where in 1974 he established the Master of Art Conservation Program. In 1980 after a period of three years as head of conservation at the National Gallery of Canada and consultant to the Canadian Conservation Institute he returned to QueenÂ’s University and directed the MAC Program until his retirement from teaching. He has participated in and directed many major mural painting conservation projects and continues to be active in the field as a practitioner and consultant.