Westmoreland Museum of American Art - Take a fascinating look at American history through the eyes of great American artists.
Join Michael Mosorjak for a fascinating lecture on the current state of painting conservation; the issues he faces in this field; and a demonstration some of the techniques he uses to restore paintings.His expertise in this area can be seen in the many paintings he has brought back to life.You will see "before" and "after" examples of paintings he has restored. Michael Max Mosorjak received his Master of Fine Arts in the conservation of paintings from Dominican University in Florence, Italy.He also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and printmaking from Boston University.A resident of Johnstown, PA, he has been working in the field for the past 27 years.He has served as a visiting lecturer in the conservation of art at Boston University; as museum instructor and lecturer at the WMAA, and most recently, instructor of drawing and art history at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, PA.Michael has worked as a conservator for the Painting Conservation Laboratory, Newbury, MA; the Art Conservation Laboratory, Raymond, NH; and the Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Arts, Denver, Colorado.He
was chief conservator of paintings at the WMAA
from 1977 to 1988.Currently, he
is active as a conservator/consultant working for museums and private collectors throughout western Pennsylvania.