Join Megan Emery, the Chief Conservator and Senior Objects Conservator at the Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC) in Minneapolis, for an informative conversation about the field of Art Conservation. What exactly is Art Conservation? How does it differ from Restoration? These are just a few of the things Megan will discuss while also sharing examples of projects recently completed at MACC: including the conservation of a large-scale painting, a Rembrandt etching, and the treatment of the frame for MMAM’s very own Washington Crossing the Delaware!
Ms. Emery joined MACC in 2013, coming from the Cincinnati Art Museum where she was responsible for the care and preservation of all three-dimensional objects. Ms. Emery has extensive experience with ethnographic and archaeological materials, ceramics, lacquer, plasters, and the conservation of large scale contemporary sculpture. She holds a Master of Arts with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Conservation specializing in Objects from the State University College of New York at Buffalo and a Bachelor of Fine Arts cum laude from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul. Ms. Emery is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works, Objects Specialty Group and Electronic Media. She is also a member of the International Institute for Conservation.
This event is free thanks to the generous support of Ernest and Sally Micek in memory of W.B. "Bill" Gautch.