Robert Haber’s interest in archeology and antiquities came about while studying in Jerusalem. While working on an excavation, he discovered the practical world of archaeological conservation, and was immediately enthralled with the field. In pursuit of a career in the conservation of antiquities, Mr. Haber was awarded an apprenticeship at the Israel Museum and was later hired by the restoration department. He went on to study at the University College London as a Kress Fellow under Prof. Henry Hodges and received a Diploma in the Conservation of Ancient Materials.
During his studies in London, Mr. Haber developed a deep interest in ancient technology, which was complemented by a fascination with traditional craft techniques. This led to his producing and directing two award-winning documentaries that record the ancient legacy of crafts that are practiced to this day in the Middle East. These films were screened entries at the prestigious Margaret Mead Film Festival as well as other venues. Since then the documentaries have been viewed at universities and museums worldwide.
Robert Haber went on to establish his own conservation and restoration studio in New York. As his appreciation for ancient art deepened, Mr. Haber decided to put his passions to work in his own art gallery. In conjunction with running his own gallery, Mr. Haber was also invited to join Artemis Fine Arts, Ltd. in London, where he acted as the Principal Agent for Antiquities as well as served as a member of the Board of Directors. Today Mr. Haber continues his work as an independent art dealer and consultant, working with private collectors and museums throughout the world.