Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Times: Begins at 6:00 pm

Cost: FREE! Pre-registration is required; see below for details

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Join Director of Collections and Research, Derek Heidemann and Art Conservator, Theresa Carmichael, as they take a closer look at the portraiture of New Hampshire itinerant painter, Ezra Woolson (1824-1845) within the Old Sturbridge Village Museum Collections. Not much is known about Woolson’s short career as an itinerant painter, but he started painting at a young age. The earliest painting in our collection was created when he was just 16 and the latest when he was 19. Unfortunately, Woolson passed away in 1845 at the age of 21, and only left a few portraits behind. Join us as we discuss these remaining portraits within our collection and get a better understanding of his techniques and evolution of skill over that short period of time.

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About Guest Panelist Theresa Carmichael

Theresa Carmichael received her diploma in the conservation of easel paintings from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.  She has also received diplomas from : L’Universita Internazionale dell’Arte in Florence, Italy, and the Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University.  She holds a B.A. in Art from Bridgewater State University.  She has worked for the Brocton Art Museum in Massachusetts; the Friends of French Arts in Sciez, France; The Fogg Art Museum; and a private conservation laboratory in New Hampshire.  Ms. Carmichael has been in private practice since 1988.  She is a member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, The International Institute of Conservation and the New England Conservation Association.  Theresa is a Professional Associate in the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) since 1987.  Theresa runs her own practice, Carmichael Art Conservation LLC.

This webinar was funded by the Bridge Street Sponsorship from Mass Humanities

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