Name: Thomas Braun
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Phone: (651) 259-3382
Specialties: Archaeological Sites,Architectural Elements/Materials,Architectural Models,MonumentsArt on Paper,Philatelic/Currency,Unbound DocumentsArchaeological Objects,Clocks/Watches,Decorative Arts,Dolls,Ethnographic Objects,Folk Arts,Furniture,Historic/Technical Objects,Musical Instruments,Natural Science Objects,Outdoor Sculpture,SculptureArchaeological Objects,Ethnographic Objects,Frames,Furniture,Historic/Technical Objects,Maritime,Wood Sculpture,Veneer/Marquetry/Boulle,Waterlogged Wood
Services: Analysis,Conservation Matting/Framing,Conservation Administration,Conservation Planning,Conservation Science,Consultation-General,Emergency Planning,Emergency Recovery,Documentation,Duplication/Copying (library & archive),Examination,Exhibit Consultation,Materials Testing,Pest Control,Preventive Conservation,Surveys-General,Surveys-Object Specific,Conservation Education,Treatment
Materials: Bricks,Ceramics,Feathers,Fibers,Gilded Surfaces,Glass,Ivory and Bone,Lacquer,Leather/Skin,Metals,Modern/Contemporary,Painted/Polychromed Surfaces,Paper,Papyrus/Tappa/Amatyl,Plaster,Plastics/Synthetics/Rubber,Reeds/Grasses,Shell,Stone,Wood
Willing to Travel: No
Thomas J. Braun is the Head of Conservation and the Senior Objects Conservator at the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS). He supervises the other conservation staff at MNHS, and preserves the three-dimensional artifacts in their collections, in addition to monitoring the storage environments at the Minnesota History Center. Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Arts in Art History from Tufts University, and a Master of Science in Art Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. During his conservation training, Tom worked at the Peabody Museum at Harvard University, the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, Massachusetts, the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, the Gordion Conservation Program in Turkey, the Arizona State Museum in Tucson, and the Harappa excavation in Pakistan, through the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education. After his graduate training, Tom worked as an Archaeological Conservator for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, before coming to the Minnesota Historical Society. Tom is a Professional Associate member of the American Institute for Conservation, and a member of the International Institute for Conservation (IIC), the Western Association for Art Conservation (WAAC), and the Midwest Regional Conservation Guild (MRCG).