01 May 2013

May 3: Conservation of Oil Paintings with Martha Cox


"The Conservation/Restoration of Oil Paintings"


Friday, May 3, 2013
7:00 pm
Goodwin Library
Historical Society Museum

presented by 
Martha Cox
Professional Associate of the American Institute of Conservation

Every picture tells a story and aside from being beautiful decorative objects, paintings can be important to us emotionally and culturally as historic documents. As tangible objects they are fragile and susceptible to damage and deterioration. As they age, typical changes occur that detract from the original beauty and when things go terribly wrong there are methods to stabilize and repair the damages to return them to the way they were intended to look. I will touch on the basics of what all of us can do to keep our paintings in the best shape possible and will share many dramatic and not so dramatic photos of typical and not so typical condition issues and their resolutions. Many stories have crossed my threshold.

Martha Cox has been conserving and restoring fine art oil paintings for over 20 years and is committed to providing the highest quality of care to ensure their preservation. She is proud to collaborate with collectors, institutional owners, and regular folks in the mission of stewarding the historical continuity linking us to our past and to each other. She is a Professional Associate of the American Institute of Conservation.

Learn More

Visit Martha on the web at
Great Works Painting Restoration  http://greatworksrestoration.com/



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