Barry Bauman
Short Bio
After receiving his Bachelor's Degree in 1969 from Beloit College, Barry Bauman attended Graduate School at the University of Chicago. In 1971, he received his Master's Degree in Art History with a specialization in Dutch Baroque painting. One year later, he joined the Conservation Department at The Art Institute of Chicago and served the museum for eleven years, leaving as the Associate Conservator of Paintings. Barry Bauman is an Elected Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation.

In 1983, Barry founded the Chicago Conservation Center as a resource facility for the conservation fine art. Major projects included the conservation of 172 flood-damaged paintings for the Chicago History Museum and, in a two-million dollar undertaking, the preservation of over 300 WPA and pre-WPA murals for the Chicago Public Schools. In January of 2004, Barry Bauman left the private sector to establish America's first national conservation laboratory dedicated to offering complimentary conservation services to museums and non-profit organizations. Barry has undertaken government-funded General Surveys for seventy-eight museums throughout America.  (Full Résumé)

General Surveys by State


2017 The Geneva History Museum. Geneva, Illinois.
2017 The Ellwood House. Dekalb, Illinois.
2017 The GAR Memorial Art Museum. Aurora, Illinois. 
The Eagle's Nest Art Colony. Oregon, Illinois.
2013 The Peoria Historical Society. Peoria, Illinois.
2011 Kline Creek Farm Museum. Wheaton, Illinois.
2010 The Krannert Art Museum. Champaign, Illinois.
The Joliet Area Historical Museum. Joliet, Illinois.
2009 Schuette-Biermann Museum. Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
2008 Lake County Discovery Museum. Wauconda, Illinois.
Historical Society of Oak Park. Oak Park, Illinois.
2007 Hinsdale Historical Society. Hinsdale, Illinois.
2007 Polish Woman's Alliance. Chicago, Illinois
2007 National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum. Chicago, Illinois.
2007 Elmhurst Art Museum. Elmhurst, Illinois.
2004 Northern Illinois University. Dekalb, Illinois.
2001 Crown Center Gallery, Loyola University. Chicago, Illinois.
1998 Western Illinois University Art Gallery. Macomb, Illinois.
1996 Cuneo Museum and Gardens. Vernon Hills, Illinois.
1995 The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park.
1994 Stephenson County Historical Society. Freeport, Illinois.
1994 Spertus Museum of Judaic Art. Chicago, Illinois.
1993 Barrington Historical Society. Barrington, Illinois.
Adler Planetarium. Chicago, Illinois.
1992 Dusable Museum. Chicago, Illinois.
1991 Springfield Art Association. Springfield, Illinois.
1991 Lisle Depot Museum. Lisle, Illinois.
1991 Naperville Settlement. Naperville, Illinois.
1991 Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. Chicago, Illinois.
1990 Tarble Art Center. Charleston, Illinois.
1990 Southern Illinois University. Edwardsville, Illinois.
1990 Southern Illinois University. Carbondale, Illinois.


DePauw University. Greencastle, Indiana.
2014 The Henry County Historical Society. New Castle, Indiana.
2011 Wayne County Historical Museum. Richmond, Indiana
2010 The Richmond Museum of Art. Richmond, Indiana.
2008 Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. Lafayette, Indiana.
2008 Brauer Museum of Art. Valparaiso, Indiana.
2007 Brown County Art Guild. Nashville, Indiana.
2006 South Bend Regional Museum of Art. South Bend, Indiana.
2005 The WWII Victory Museum. Auburn, Indiana.
1990 The Richmond Museum of Art. Richmond, Indiana.


2013 Edgewood College. Madison, Wisconsin.
2012 Neenah Historical Society. Neenah, Wisconsin.
2009 The University of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
2008 Haggerty Museum of Art. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1994 West Bend Gallery of Fine Arts. West Bend, Wisconsin.
1994 Neville Public Museum Green Bay. Wisconsin.
1991 Paine Art Center. Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
1991 Charles A. Wustum Museum. Racine, Wisconsin.
1991 Rock County Historical Society. Janesville, Wisconsin.


2017 Hoyt Sherman Place. Des Moines, iowa.
2013 The Hearst Center for the Arts. Cedar Falls, Iowa.
2010 The Scholte House. Pella, Iowa.
2009 Terrace Hill Historic Landmark. Des Moines, Iowa.
1996 Waterloo Museum of Art. Waterloo, Iowa.
1994 Dubuque Museum of Art. Dubuque, Iowa.
1990 Iowa State University. Ames, Iowa.


2012 Iron County Historical Museum. Caspian, Michigan.
2006 Calvin College. Grand Rapids, Michigan.
1989 Calvin College. Grand Rapids, Michigan.


2011 Museum of Osteopathic Medicine. Kirksville, Missouri.
2009 University of Missouri Museum. Columbia, Missouri.
2008 Winston Churchill Memorial. Fulton, Missouri.


2010 The Tweed Museum. Duluth, Minnesota.
1989 Sibley House. St. Paul, Minnesota.


1996 Patton Museum of Cavalry. Fort Knox, Kentucky.
1995 Kentucky Derby Museum. Louisville, Kentucky.


1992 Phoenix Art Museum. Phoenix, Arizona.
1991 Sun Cities Art Museum. Sun City, Arizona.


2014 The University of Nevada. Reno, Nevada.
2011 Juniata College Museum. Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.
2006 Fairfield Heritage Association. Lancaster, Ohio.
1995 Leavenworth County Hist. Society. Leavenworth, Kansas.
1993 El Paso Museum of Art. El Paso, Texas.
1992 Melrose Plantation. Natchitoches, Louisiana.
1990 University of Oklahoma Museum. Norman, Oklahoma.
1990 Orlando Museum of Art. Orlando, Florida.



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