Paintings Conservators — The Doctors of Art

“Paintings conservators” are often compared to doctors — and paintings in need of restoration to patients. It is the conservators’ job to examine such paintings with the greatest care and prescribe the most effective treatment.
About the talk:

Paintings conservators often work behind the scenes in museums and galleries and their work is mostly invisible to the public. They are neither artists, nor scientists or artisans – so what exactly are they and what do they do?

The aim of this talk is to give an introduction to paintings conservation and to raise awareness of the importance of the profession.

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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101A (1st Floor), Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 30000 Ipoh, Perak, malaysia.

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– Free Admission –

*This talk will be conducted in English.
*Light food and drinks can be ordered during the event.

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A Sharing by Kristin Rattke
– co-organized by “People Ideas Culture”


About the speaker:

Kristin Rattke (Germany) earned a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Heritage and Conservation Studies in 2012 and a master’s degree in Paintings Conservation in 2014.

She had been working with medieval church art in Norway and Denmark, and restored large-scale paintings in the Netherlands before joining the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) in Kuala Lumpur in 2017. At IAMM she is responsible for the care of the museums’ collection of Orientalist paintings and contemporary calligraphies.

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