Virtual Lecture Series: is “Solving the Cranach Mystery Surrounding the Portraits of Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora.”
November 14, 2021 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm



Join painting conservator and art historian Barry Bauman for a conservation lecture series on Zoom, hosted in partnership with the German American Heritage Center. This series will be offered on November 7 & 14. For the November 14 lecture, participants will share in the joy of Bauman's most remarkable discoveries on two 1537 portraits by Lucas Cranach the Elder. This presentation details the conservation procedures that exposed the secrets hidden in the portraits and the forensic science techniques that led to the recovery of “lost” information.

About Barry Bauman: 
At the beginning of his career, Barry Bauman worked for eleven years at the Art Institute of Chicago, departing as the Associate Conservator of Paintings. He then founded and directed the Chicago Conservation Center for 20 years. The Center was the largest private conservation facility in America. In 2004, Bauman left the private sector to establish Bauman Conservation, America’s first conservation laboratory dedicated to offering complimentary services to museums and non-profit organizations. When he closed Bauman Conservation in 2018, it was estimated he had contributed more than $6,000,000 in conservation services to museums and nonprofits. In August, 2019, Barry Bauman opened Conservation Ventures a company that focuses on presentations and CAP grants to assist museums with recommendations and priorities for long-range collection care. Bauman is an Elected Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation

To register for the November 7 lecture series, click here.



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