Ruth Barach Cox consults with and conserves pictures from a number of museums and private collections throughout the Southeast. She works closely with art historians and curators on art historical and technical research and exhibitions. She has published widely on artist’s painting techniques from a variety of periods and is passionate about technical, art historical and scientific research. Ruth has volunteered for over 10 years at the North Carolina Museum of Art serving on a variety of boards and committees. She also serves on the Education Committee of the American Institute for Conservation and mentors conservation interns into her studio.

Prior to moving to North Carolina in 1989 she was a Mellon Fellow, and then employee, in the painting conservation department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC specializing in the conservation of Old Master pictures. She earned an MS in painting conservation from The University of Delaware and Winterthur Museum after completing an MA in Anglo-Saxon and Viking Art in Archaeology in Durham, England. Her undergraduate degrees were from Brown University graduating with a BA in Classical Art and Archaeology and Medieval History.