Adult Programs

Preserving Your Collection - Workshop

European Loetz vase (glass); circa 1900, ROM European Collection

Cancelled. Workshop will be rescheduled.

Take a peek behind the curatorial curtain with ROM conservation experts who will focus on art and artifacts commonly found in the Museum and in your own collections.  Included with registration, you are invited to e-mail a photo or a question about your most treasured piece for some tailored advice from our conservation professionals!

Topics covered:

Ceramics and Glass

Decorative Arts: Ivory, Shell and Tortoiseshell (etc.)

Led by Senior Conservators Julia Fenn and Laura Lipcsei.

Julia Fenn has a post-graduate Diploma in Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation at the Institute of Archaeology in London University.  She has taught and practiced conservation on three continents, working in Turkey, Egypt, Israel and South Africa.  As Senior Conservator at the ROM, her areas of specialization includes masks, leather, adhesives and historic plastics.


As Senior Conservator of Ceramics, Stone and Glass, Laura Lipcsei is responsible for a diverse group of archaeological, fine and decorative art objects at the ROM.  Laura has an interest in environmental conservation and preservation with special focus on materials used in display and in storage facilities. Some of Laura's current projects involve the cleaning of two 17th to 18th century monumental Chinese marble sculptures and the Chinese Guardian Lions, which flank the East Entrance to the Museum;




Royal Ontario Museum
Conservations Library, 5th floor, Curatorial Centre

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