Location: Third Floor
Conservator Spencer Montcalm guides viewers through recent and key conservation projects from the Art Windsor Essex collection. Restored Treasures Part 2 offers a behind-the-scenes exploration of art’s material characteristics and ageing. Highlighting artist techniques and working methodology, see how research on the creative process guide an ethically sound treatment plan. Through material analysis and non-destructive imaging insights into the creative process can be revealed.
Spencer Montcalm received his Bachelor of Science (Honours), with a specialization in chemistry and visual art, from the University of Windsor. Intrigued by the chemical materiality of fine art, he obtained a Master of Art Conservation degree from Queen’s University, specializing in painting conservation. Spencer completed internships at Fraser / Spafford Ricci - Art & Archival Conservation Inc. and the National Gallery of Canada conservation laboratories.
After his studies, Spencer worked in the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory at the National Gallery of Canada. He then moved back to his hometown of Windsor, Ontario, to start a private conservation practice. Spencer has conserved artworks by prominent Canadian artists such as A.Y. Jackson, David Milne, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Evan Penny, James Wilson Morrice, and Alex Janvier.