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'A Collector's Roadmap' at CAM

by jmaloni
Mon, Aug 8th 2011 07:00 am

Castellani Art Museum panel discussion will provide directions for new and experienced art collectors

From 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University presents "A Collector's Roadmap," an informative panel discussion on aspects of building and caring for a private art collection. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition "PUBLIC/PRIVATE: Pairings with Works from the Gerald Mead Collection," which is on display through Aug.14.

Discussion topics include: how to begin collecting art; venues for purchasing art and selecting work to collect; researching artists and their works; strategies for adding to/refining an existing art collection; documenting and maintaining records on works of art; considerations relating to the installation and display of artwork; proper care (conservation, framing, storage etc.) of artwork; insuring/appraising and protecting an art collection and the role and responsibility of a private art collector

Several Western New York art professionals and collectors will share their expertise. Panelists include Dean Brownrout, president of 20th Century Finest; Joanna Gillespie, a private art consultant; Mead (also serving as moderator); and Grace Meibohm, director of Meibohm Fine Arts.

A question and answer period will follow the presentation. Admission is free and includes light refreshments and a cash bar.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Michael Beam, curator of collections and exhibitions, at 716-286-8286.

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