MMAM to host lecture on art conservation


Join Megan Emery, the chief conservator at the Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC) in Minneapolis, Minn., for a free, informative conversation about the field of art conservation at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona on Tuesday, July 30, from 6-7 p.m.

What exactly is art conservation? How does it differ from restoration? These are just a few of the things Emery will discuss while also sharing examples of projects recently completed at MACC, including the conservation of a large-scale painting, a Rembrandt etching, and the treatment of the frame for MMAM’s very own “Washington Crossing the Delaware” by Emanuel Leutze.

Emery has extensive experience with ethnographic and archaeological materials, ceramics, lacquer, plasters, and the conservation of large-scale contemporary sculpture. She holds a Master of Arts with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Conservation, specializing in objects from the State University College of New York at Buffalo and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.

Emery is a fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works, Objects Specialty Group and Electronic Media. She is also a member of the International Institute for Conservation.

MACC is a nonprofit regional center for the preservation and conservation of art and artifacts, providing treatment, education, and training for museums, historical societies, libraries, other cultural institutions, artists, and the public. MACC has performed preservation work on many pieces on display at MMAM.

This event is free thanks to the generous support of Ernest and Sally Micek in memory of W.B. “Bill” Gautch.

There is always something new to experience at the MMAM, a nonprofit art museum that engages visitors in meaningful visual art experiences through education and exhibitions that explore the ongoing and historic human relationship with water. MMAM is located at 800 Riverview Drive in Winona, and is surrounded by acres of native prairie gardens along the Mississippi River. Gallery and MMAM Store hours are on Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information is available at


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