November 14, 2019
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Rita Blitt gallery

In correlation with exhibition, Endangered Art – A Reprise, fine art conservator Peggy Van Witt will give a lecture on the field of art conservation—the technical examination, documentation, and treatment for objects of material culture. Van Witt will discuss the aims of art conservation and will detail the treatment of paintings, demonstrating dramatic before and after images. This discussion will include a summary of treatment conducted on the Mulvane’s painting Lander’s Peak, 1863, by Albert Bierstadt. 

Peggy Van Witt is a peer-approved fine art conservator and Professional Associate with the American Institute for Conservation (AIC). A third-generation conservator, she practices at her state-of-the-art conservation studio located in the greater Kansas City area. Van Witt brings exceptional training, knowledge and expertise to every project. Museum standards and methodologies, which adhere to the American Institute for Conservation’s (AIC) Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice, are the hallmark of her studio practice—and her commitment to her clients. Van Witt has worked as a conservator in Germany, England, Switzerland and Belgium.