Anne Maheux, Ruggles Award Recipient 2017

Anne Maheux completed her studies in art conservation at the Center for Conservation and Technical Studies (now Straus Center for Conservation) at Harvard University, and Queen’s University, Masters in Art Conservation. She also attended the first ICCROM paper conservation training program in Rome (1985) and the ICCROM Japanese Paper Conservation Course organized in collaboration with the Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (Fukuoka, Japan, 2011). Anne worked at the National Gallery of Canada as conservator of prints and drawings for 26 years, where she conducted research into the pastel techniques of Edgar Degas as well as many contemporary artists. From 2009 until 2017 she was employed at Library and Archives Canada, as head of conservation of maps, manuscripts, and fine art on paper. She is a recipient of the Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome (1996), where she continued her research on the pastel medium, exploring the relationship of Degas and the Italian artist Giuseppe de Nittis. Anne has published extensively on the use of pastel by Degas and his Italian contemporaries, as well as on various conservation treatments, most recently on treatment protocols for the use of gellan gum. Anne continues her private practice in Ottawa, Ontario, and will be spending next spring as a guest scholar at the J. Paul Getty Museum.