Caring For Paintings: Craft Informed By Science

Date: December 5, 2017

How are paintings cared for? What is involved in cleaning and repairing our cultural and artistic artifacts? How do these materials age and how can we best preserve them? What can we learn about them through various imaging and analytical methods? Mary McGinn, Chief Conservator at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, shares stories from her 25 year career working on paintings, murals, frames and decorative objects in museums and private collections. Prior to the position at PAFA, Mary was Paintings Conservator at Winterthur Museum and managed a successful private practice in the Philadelphia area. Her clients included Brandywine River Museum, Eastern University, Morven Museum & Garden, Naomi Wood Trust (Woodford Mansion), Ryerss Museum, Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center and Woodmere Art Museum.

This event was co-sponsored by the Radnor Memorial Library and was held at the Radnor Middle School library.