Jean Tétreault

Senior Conservation Scientist, Preventive Conservation Division

Main areas of work and/or specializations

  • pollutants
  • lighting
  • products used for exhibition and storage
  • paper degradation
  • climate control


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Jean Tétreault

Jean Tétreault studied at the University of Montréal where he received an M.Sc. in 1989. That same year, he joined the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI), where he is currently working as a conservation scientist in the Preventive Conservation Division. His main research interests focus on pollutants, products used for display and storage, paper degradation and passive environmental controls in collections. Results of his research have been published in various peer-reviewed journals.

He has given more than 80 seminars in Canada and Western Europe on preventive conservation issues such as lighting, environmental guidelines, and exhibit and storage materials. Jean was the main author of the book Airborne Pollutants in Museums, Galleries and Archives: Risk Assessment, Control Strategies and Preservation Management, published by CCI in 2003. He was President of the Canadian Association for Conservation from 1995 to 1997. Since 1998, he has also been a board member of the Indoor Air Pollution Working Group, which holds conferences every two years.

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