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Art Conservation Lecture July 11

Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 5:16 pm

Whether you own a treasured artwork painted by an ancestor, a mysterious thrift store find, or are an avid art collector, experienced conservator Sarah Murray will offer an introduction to the science of art conservation and preservation in the Winn Room of the Coronado Public Library on Thursday, July 11, at 10:30 a.m. The variety of materials that frames and paintings are composed of is a fascinating world. Learn how a conservator examines and repairs damaged paintings and frames. This presentation will help you understand condition issues and some basic principles of conservation to help guide future purchases and assist you in maintaining and displaying your artwork.

Sarah Murray was trained at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge, England and has been working as a conservator in San Diego since 1991. Sarah worked as the Assistant Paintings Conservator at the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh and came to San Diego to fill the position of Associate Paintings Conservator at the Balboa Art Conservation Center in Balboa Park in 1991. In 2001, she established a private studio in San Diego, where she offers a full range of art conservation and restoration services. Among others, her clients have included the Royal Collection of Buckingham Palace, London, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art, and Hearst Castle.

This Summer Festival presentation is free and open to the public, and is made possible by the Friends of the Coronado Library, 640 Orange Avenue. For more information, please call 619-522-7390.