GENERAL RESUME

L. Cleo Mullins
Richmond Conservation Studio
3202 Rosedale Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
(804)358-2006



Education:

Graduated Cooperstown Graduate Programs, State University of New York at Oneonta, Program of the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, 1974, M.A.   plus Certificate of Advanced Study. Intern/Fellow in the Conservation Laboratory of the National Museum of American Art (then the National Collection of Fine Arts), Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.   under the supervision of Anton Konrad, Chief Conservator, 1973 - 1974.  

Attended numerous classes and refresher courses including the McCrone's "Microscopy for Conservators" and Richard Wolber's "New Cleaning Techniques".

Graduated College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Maryland, College Park, 1971, B.A.   Major in Art History; minor in Studio Art.

Work Experience:

August 1974 - Present. Private conservator of paintings and decorative objects.   Clients include numerous museums, historic houses, and private collectors in the region.    Trading since May 1982 as "Richmond Conservation Studio", 1322 West Broad Street, Richmond, Va.   23220.

August 1976 - May 1982.   Assistant Professor of Art History, School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.   Responsible for the establishment and teaching of the undergraduate Pre-Conservation Curriculum and also responsible for the Conservation Laboratory, Anderson Gallery.  

Work with Grants and Contracts:

October 2009 - March 2010. Contract for conservation of the Portrait of Miss Bishop, later Mrs. Holland (ptd. ca. 1830) by an unidentified American artist, full-length portrait,  87" x 51", for the Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens,  New Bern, N. C.

July 2009 - January 2010. Contract for conservation of The Portrait of King George III in Coronation Robes (ptd. ca. 1762), Studio of Allan Ramsay (Scotland and England, 1713-1784),  full length portrait,  98" x 65", for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Williamsburg, Va.

April 1999 - present. Contract conservator for the State Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, providing conservation treatment for the Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I in the Governor’s Mansion; The mural Storming a Redoubt by Eugene Louis Lami in and numerous portraits for the Virginia Supreme Court.

February 2000. Conservation of the Recumbent Statue of Robert E. Lee by Edward Valentine located at Washington & Lee, Lexington, Virginia.

October 1991 - Present. Contract conservator for the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia, providing conservation treatment and a survey of the paintings of paintings in the Portrait Collection. Various NEA and IMS grants.

1984 - 1997. Contract Conservator for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia, providing conservation of paintings and painted objects for the Collections Department, The Wallace Gallery, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Carter's Grove, etc. CWF contract.

August 1993 - April 1995. Contract conservator for the Valentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia, providing conservation of the plaster sculptures and paintings. NEH grant. December 1992 - March 1993. Contract conservator for the Bayly Museum of Art, University of Virginia, providing conservation treatment of eight painting by 19th century Virginia artist, John Toole. Private foundation grant.

National Endowment for the Humanities reviewer - 1990 & 1991; Institute of Museum Services “Field Reviewer ” - 1989.

February - June 1989. Contract conservator for The Maymont Foundation, Richmond, Virginia, providing an update of the 1981 conservation surveys of the paintings, works of art on paper, decorative objects, textiles, and carriages in the collection of the Dooley Mansion and Maymont Park.   IMS grant.

November 1987 - March 1988.   Contract conservator for the White House, Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia, providing conservation treatment of marble and plaster statues, paintings, and various decorative objects for the reopening of the executive mansion.   Various grants and other funding.

February 1984 - February 1986.   Contract conservator for The Maymont Foundation, Richmond, Virginia, providing conservation treatment of paintings in the collection of the Dooley Mansion. NEA Grant.

May 1985 - August 1985.   Contract conservator with Co-Conservator, Carol Aiken, Objects Conservator, for the treatment of Japanese polychromed wooden sculptures at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia. IMS grant.

November 1984 - May 1985. Contract conservator for The Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia, providing conservation treatment of naval paintings and plaster busts. IMS grant.  

January 1982 - August 1985.   Contract conservator for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, providing general consultation and conservation services as needed. Private funding.  

August 1983 - February 1985. Guest Conservator for the traveling exhibition "Painting in the South" originating at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.   Funded by Phillip Morris Inc., the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Fellows of the Virginia Museum.

July 1974 - March 1978.   Various contracts for conservation treatment of paintings, sculpture, decorative objects, archaeological objects, and musical instruments for the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.  

Memberships and Fellowships:

Associate Member of the International Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works since 1974.

Member of the American Institute of Conservation since 1976; Professional Associate - 1990; Information Officer for Conservators in Private Practice (AIC "Newsletter" column) - 1990 - 1992.

Member of the Virginia Conservation Association since its founding in 1989. President 1991 - 1993; Chairman - Membership Committee 1989 - 1991. Member of the Washington Conservation Guild 1974 - 1979 and 1989 - 1994; Council Member 1978 - 1979.

Smithsonian Fellow 1973 - 1974; Rockefeller Fellow 1971 - 1973.

[References and sample treatment reports upon request.]

GENERAL RESUME

 

Lorraine Jan Brevig
3202 Rosedale Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230

(804) 231-5419 (home)
(804) 358-2006 (work)

EDUCATION

1990-1993: M.A. and Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York.
1983-1985: M.F.A., Painting and Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.
1979-1982: B.F.A., Painting and Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.
1978-1979: Art Major, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

ADDITIONAL COURSES

August 1993: New Methods in the Cleaning of Painted Surfaces, conducted by Richard Wolbers, Associate Professor in the Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware.

Aug. 1997: New Techniques for Building Cleaning Systems, conducted by Richard Wolbers, Associate Professor in the Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware.

WORK EXPERIENCE

August 1993 to present: Assistant Conservator, Richmond Conservation Studio, Richmond, Virginia. L. Cleo Mullins, Chief Conservator. Duties include examination, documentation, and treatment of paintings and some decorative objects; supervision and training of technicians.

June 1993: Intern, North Carolina Museum of Art. David Findley, Chief Conservator. Duties included examining paintings, proposing treatments, and remedial treatment on selected paintings.

June 1992-June 1993: Intern, Richmond Conservation Studio, Richmond, Virginia. L. Cleo Mullins, Chief Conservator. Duties included examining and treating paintings, supervising and training technicians.

February 1985-1990: Conservation Technician, Richmond Conservation Studio, Richmond, Virginia. Supervisor, L. Cleo Mullins. Duties included examining and treating paintings and decorative objects, supervising and training technicians, and assisting the Conservator as needed. Specialization in filling and inpainting.

 September 1984- February 1985: Technician, Grigsby-Hallman Studio. Assisted in removal of lead paint from the woodwork in the interior of the White House of the Confederacy and its subsequent restoration.

INDEPENDENT CONSERVATION PROJECTS

February-November 1986: Cleaned, coated, filled, and inpainted the marbleized cast iron fireplace in the library of the White House of the Confederacy. Assisted by technician Carol B. Givens.

February-March 1988: Cleaned and coated two Carrara marble mantlepieces on the first floor of the White House of the Confederacy.

HONORS AND AWARDS

1993: Recipient of the George Stout Award to attend the Annual AIC Convention in Denver, Colorado.

1992-1993: Graduate Art Conservation Fellowship Award, from The Andrew Mellon Foundation Endowment.

1990-1992: Graduate Art Conservation Fellowship Award, from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Fall 1990: Tuition Scholarship, Art Conservation Department, Buffalo State College.

1986: Awarded Artist-in Residence for the Virginia Museum traveling chapter affiliates program.

1985: Awarded Virginia Commonwealth University Graduate Teaching Assistantship. Full teaching responsibilities.

1984-1985: Awarded Virginia Graduate Grants.

1984: Awarded Virginia Commonwealth University Graduate Assistantship. Assisted Department Chairman Victor Kord in teaching duties.

MEMBERSHIPS TO PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) : Professional Associate

Virginia Conservation Association ; Webmaster: 2005-2010. President : 2003-2005. Publications Committee and Editor, VCA NEWS: 1994-98

 

Elizabeth Fulton
fultonconservation@gmail.com
540-333-1431

Education

High School Diploma ~ Great Valley High School, Malvern, PA 19355 ~ June 1999
B.A. in Art History (Honors Degree, Cum Laude) ~ Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA 24450 ~
May 2003 ~ 139 Credit Hours ~ G.P.A. 3.7 (4.0 scale) ~ Minors: History & Historic Preservation
Honors: Alpha Lambda Delta ~ Omicron Delta Kappa ~ Phi Alpha Theta ~ Unsung Hero Award ~
2002-2003 Margaret Kable Russell Scholarship Award ~ Dean’s List ~Honors List ~Honors Scholar

Additional Courses :
2005-2007 Germanna Community College courses: General Chemistry I & II, Painting Landscapes,
Drawing I and II, and Sculpture - G.P.A. 4.0 (4.0 scale)
2008: Course in Photoshop sponsored by the VCA, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

Work Experience

Labratory Manager and Assistant Conservator, Richmond Conservation Studio
2005-present

Supervisor: L. Cleo Mullins, conservator and owner ~ 804-358-2006
Duties: Manage painting conservation studio lab, structural technician, photographer, and supervise
interns, travel on site to meet with clients, assist in surveys, creation of database file of projects
completed, devise and perform treatments to paintings and objects. Some selected projects:
Murals of the “Four Seasons of the Confederacy” By Charles Hoffbauer (Virginia Historical Society)
“Portrait of Lady de la Warr” (Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)
“Portrait of Miss Bishop” (Tryon Palace, North Carolina)
“Filming” by Helen Frankenthaler (Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond)


Lab Assistant, Russell Bernabo Objects Conservation
July 2006-present, part-time

Supervisor: Russell Bernabo, conservator and owner - 804-798-6599
Duties: Assisted Mr. Bernabo in the conservation of (selected projects):
George Washington, Hubard after Hudon (Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation).
Private collection of 15 bronze Rodin sculptures (Richard Adams, Jr.)
Private collection of 6 sculptures by Frederick Hart in a variety of materials (Frederick Hart estate)
'Taking the Oath and Drawing Rations' by John Rogers (Museum of the Confederacy)
Frame for Portrait of King George III by Sir Allan Ramsey (Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)


Volunteer, Staff, and Tour Coordinator ~ Stonewall Jackson House, Lexington, VA ~ June 2003 - April 2004
Supervisor Michael Anne Lynn, Director ~ 540-463-2552
Duties: Managed and supervised volunteer and staff core of 70. Created and mailed schedules. Recruited,
trained, and organized receptions, parties, and picnics. Evaluated performance of volunteers and staff.
Prepared and counted time sheets. Answered brochure and educational public information requests.
Managed Birthday Club. Coordinated visiting tour groups which included meeting, greeting,
giving directions, giving tours of the House, and attending to special needs. Assisted shop manager by
stocking shop. Responded to customer service requests, took phone orders, created advertisements, and
closed the cash register. Prepared press releases, PSA's, invitations, brochures, and posters. Interpreted
and implemented ADA initiatives. Assisted Curator in cataloging collections, moving and handling
objects, and using Past Perfect computer software.


Curator Assistant Intern ~ Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, Staunton, VA
June-August 2002

Supervisor Rick Potter, Curator
Duties: Indexed historical artifacts. Created computer database and entered information into Rediscovery
program. Completed accession forms. Conducted historical research. Redesigned Pierce Arrow exhibit,
moving artifacts, dismantling and installing a new exhibit.
Intern ~ Pennsylvania Art Conservatory
December 1999- August 2001

Supervisor Philip Rosenfeld, Owner/Director

Duties: Maintained cleanliness of conservatory. Arranged and hung gallery, measuring and handling
artwork. Restored oil paintings and gilded frames. Reframed artwork. Painted. Created mailing lists,
managed paperwork and documentation, and ran errands. Packed art for shipment. Unpacked crates. Used
hand tools and electric screwdrivers.


Membership to Professional Organizations:

Associate Member of American Institute for Conservation since 2005
Member Virginia Conservation Association: Disaster Response Chair of the VCA, 2008-2010

 

References available upon request.

 

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