Monday 25 July 2011

Preserving the past

Paintings conservator Ingrid Ford celebrated 10 years with the Gallery over the weekend. Here’s just a short list of some of her many achievements for the conservation department during the last decade:

  • Playing a significant part in the preparation of works for the Gallery’s opening exhibitions, treating numerous paintings in a wide range of styles and periods
  • Overseeing the treatment, glazing and reframing of Lindauer’s historic portraits of Māori 
  • Conserving artworks sent to the Gallery from other regional museums and art galleries
  • Increasing public understanding of conservation, giving public lectures as well as tours of the conservation studios
  • Being asked to represent the Dunedin Public Art Gallery as their conservator when they had the touring Pre-Raphaelite exhibition from the Tate Gallery
  • Acting as secretary for the professional body of conservators, the NZCCM, for six years

Happy tenth anniversary, Ingrid! And thank you for everything you’ve done for the Gallery in the last decade.
You can find out more about the conservators and what they do here.

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