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Before, During, and After: Preservation Strategies for Artists
November 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Before, During, and After: Preservation Strategies for Artists  

Facilitated by Spencer Montcalm, a Windsor based Art Conservator. Learn the basics of choosing quality materials, best practices of using materials, and protocol for storage and handling to increase the level of preservation of your artwork. This workshop aims to expand the visual artists’ knowledge of materiality and will include tips for increasing artwork longevity.

  • Produce work with quality and longevity in mind. 
  • Learn skills to provide galleries with work that is easy to install.
  • Prevent damage to your artwork.


Workshop Suitable for:

Those who produce, handle, and are responsible for visual art. 

Attendees Should bring:

If available, unstretched canvas of their own to practice on. Materials and other example canvases will be provided.

Date: Wednesday November 6, 2019
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Arts Council Windsor & Region, 1942 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, ON 519-252-2787


Spencer Montcalm is an Art Conservator based in Windsor. He obtained a B.Sc. from the University of Windsor double majoring in Chemistry and Visual Art. Then, received a Master of Art Conservation degree from Queen’s University, Kingston, ON. He has worked in both private and public Art Conservation Labs across Canada, and returned to Windsor to run his own lab, Montcalm Fine Art Conservation. Spencer is a member of the Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property, and the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.  


Organized by

Arts Council Windsor & Region ⋅ 519-252-2787 ⋅ info@acwr.net

November 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $10 for ACWR members, $15 for non-members, $20 for membership + workshop

Artspeak Gallery

1942 Wyandotte Street East
Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada

Phone: 5192522787