Manchester - posted Nov, 01 2013
MANCHESTER- The public is invited to an art talk by scholar, writer, and conservator Ulrich Birkmaier of the Wadsworth Atheneum, hosted by the Manchester Historical Society on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. Come find out about the restoration of Old Master and modern paintings. Learn about the fascinating world of art conservation – what should be cleaned, what shouldn’t, what’s fake, and what’s precious. Discover historic Manchester connections at the Atheneum. Birkmaier has been a painting conservator at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art since 2001, and their chief conservator since 2012. He studied art conservation in Florence and Munich, and has worked at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. He has lectured widely on technical art history and published his technical research of old master paintings, artist materials and techniques. All are welcome to this illustrated talk. $4 for non-members, $2 for Historical Society and Art Association members, free for children under 16.