Adult Programs

Conservator in the House

Heidi Sobel stands with a paint brush in front of a large cross-section of a Douglas Fir

It’s not just live things that need conserving!

Many of the specimens in the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity and the artifacts and artwork throughout the Museum need careful protection and maintenance. Our Paintings Conservator will be on hand to answer your questions as she upgrades the surface of the Douglas Fir “cookie”

Conservator is in the house:

  • Saturday April 27 - 11am to 3pm
  • Wed May 8 - 1 to 3pm
  • Fri May 10 - 7 to 9pm
  • Wed May 15 - 1 to 3pm
  • Sat May 18 - 1 to 3pm
  • Wed May 22 - 1 to 3pm

Heidi Sobol, Senior Conservator of Paintings, has been at the ROM since 2007.  As a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators, she worked at many North American conservation institutions prior to her time here.  Heidi’s conservation interests include technical art history, applications of aqueous cleaning techniques and x-radiography.

A close-up of the one of the items written on the Tree Cookie, 1859 very close to outer edge of tree

Tree specimen is on loan from the Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Cell and Systems Biology at the University of Toronto.