Emilie Cohen, a fine arts conservator and owner of Emilie Cohen Studios in Lawrenceville, stopped by Wednesday to explain the fine art of gilding, the labor-intensive, meticulous process by which a plain surface such as a picture frame is given a luxe finish of glittering gold.
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Westmoreland exhibit highlights works that need a little help
A museum may be the safest place of all to hold precious artworks, but time can be just as harmful to cherished objects of all kinds. And when time takes its toll, it’s the job of the art conservator to make things better.
The exhibit “Your Art Needs You!,” at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, features 179 works from the museum’s permanent collection that each needs a little tender loving care.