John Childs

John Childs is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Historic Preservation program at Columbia GSAPP. Childs graduated from Yale in 1985 with a BA in history, and from the University of Delaware/Winterthur Program in Art Conservation in 1992 with a specialty in furniture conservation. He has worked at multiple museums in New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and the Boston area. From 1996 to 2006, he worked in private practice in Los Angeles, and from 2006 to 2011, he was the conservator responsible for all collections at Historic New England. While at Historic New England, John developed an interest and expertise in building envelope issues in historic structures related to preservation. In 2011, John joined Steve Weintraub and Art Preservation Services as the project manager and consultant for conservation to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, and in June of 2014, John became the first Head of Conservation Services at the museum. In June of 2016, John began as the new Director of Museum Collections Services at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. John was chair of the American Institute for Conservation’s Wooden Artifacts Group from 2009-2011, and in addition to teaching in the Columbia GSAPP Historic Preservation program, he has been a Lecturer at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center.

Courses

Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A6728‑1 Spring 2016
WOOD; ITS PROPERTIES, USE, AND CONSERVATION
John Childs
HP Lab-655 Schermer
TU 6 PM - 8 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
85530
Pla6608‑1 Spring 2015
WOOD; ITS PROPERTIES, USE, AND CONSERVATION
John Childs
201 FAYERWEATHER
M 4 PM - 6PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
73097