Paul Messier is an art conservator specializing in the conservation of photographic materials and works of art on paper. He received an AB in Art History from Vassar College and an MA and CAS in the conservation of works of art on paper from the State University College in Buffalo. He has conducted advanced training and research at the Atelier de Restauration des Photographies in Paris in 1990 and at the Conservation Analytical Laboratory of the Smithsonian Institution in 1991.He served a Head Conservator in Paper and Photographic Materials at the Rocky Mountain Conservation Center and also taught in the Art Department of the University of Denver. He has published in both conservation and scientific journals. He is a founding member of Boston Art Conservation, a partnership of professional conservators which provides conservation services to clients throughout the US.