Inpainting Lead Sculpture
Inpainting Lead Sculpture

Retouching damage to lead garden sculpture

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Hot waxing wrought iron
Hot waxing wrought iron

Applying hot wax to wrought iron gates

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Large scale art installation
Large scale art installation

Schreckengost Mammoth & Mastadon installation, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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Inpainting Lead Sculpture
Inpainting Lead Sculpture

Retouching damage to lead garden sculpture

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Mark Erdmann is the founder and owner of Erdmann Art Conservation, LLC in Raleigh/Durham North Carolina. He has been an objects conservator since 2003. He is a peer reviewed Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), and adheres to the AIC code of ethics and guidelines for practice.

 

Mark studied Conservation / Restoration of Fine Metalwork at West Dean College in West Sussex England, and received the Post Graduate Diploma and Professional Development Diploma. He interned at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich England.

 

He worked for several for-profit art conservation and restoration companies before joining the Inter-museum Conservation Association (ICA) in Cleveland Ohio (a regional non-profit art conservation laboratory) where he was Associate Objects Conservator and Objects Department Head for a total of twelve years. At ICA Mark had the privilege of restoring works of art by artists including Alexander Calder, Sol LeWitt, Tony Smith, Henry Moore, Claus Oldenburg, George Rickey, Kenneth Snelson, Viktor Schreckengost, Paul Storr and Edgar Degas.

 

He has worked with museums and local governments in North Carolina including The North Carolina Museum of Art, The City of Raleigh, The Town of Cary, The Nasher Museum of Art, The Gregg Museum of Art and Design, The Weatherspoon Museum, and the Ackland Museum of Art.  He has also worked with the Veterans Administration, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Akron Art Museum, Huntington Museum of Art, Western Reserve Historical Society, Applewood Estates, Cranbrook Educational Community, Cleveland Public Library and the City of Cleveland.

 

Mark has lectured on art conservation and restoration topics for the American Society of Metals, Cuyahoga Community College, ICA's Education & Outreach department, and presented for countless lab tours and Board of Directors events. He has presented at the AIC Annual Conference on two occasions.