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Elisabeth Mention

Port Townsend
Retired: J. Paul Getty Museum
Which skills or areas of expertise are you willing to share?
Visual and Performance Arts and Crafts
In what academic subject do you or your organization have expertise?
Studio and Performing Arts
I am interested in working with schools in my area
What grade level would you or your organization work best with?
High School
Available for classroom presentations
What kind of availability do you or your organization have to offer?
Advisorship (longer term commitment)
Briefly describe the program, volunteer work, or partnerships you or your organization may offer.
I can offer a presentation introducing the field of art conservation to those who may not be aware of it, or who want to know more about how one can train to be a conservator.
You have indicated an expertise in Visual and Performance Arts & Crafts
My former profession as an art conservator involves the restoration and conservation of art objects. There are many specialties in conservation; my focus and expertise is with European Old Master paintings.

The field is competitive and involves knowledge of art history, science, and skills in fine art. Working with an institution requires a Masters degree in Conservation. In addition one can work privately and gain expertise by apprenticing with experienced individuals.