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Chat with Sarah Fisher: Head of Painting Conservation at the National Gallery of Art

March 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am11:00 pm


Fine Art Conservation with Sarah Fisher, former Head of Painting Conservation at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

Sarah Fisher will be the next guest speaker at Skidompha Library’s Chats with Champions program on Tuesday, March 10 at 10 a.m. in Porter Meeting Hall. Fisher’s talk will be about fine art painting conservation, illustrated by examples from her career as a museum-based painting conservator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

After retiring in 2012, Fisher and her husband, Derek Webber, relocated from Bethesda, MD to Damariscotta. Fisher currently serves on the boards of the Salt Bay Chamberfest and the Pemaquid Gallery of Art. She is a member of the Miles Memorial Hospital Art Committee, helping to arrange for and hang exhibitions. Since her retirement, Fisher has become an oil and watercolor painter, taking classes to improve her skills. During the summer months, she organizes weekly plein air painting groups. Fisher also serves as Chair of the Women’s Winter Network.

She will speak in some detail about the process of painting conservation, about the responsibilities of a museum painting conservator, and also about some of the challenging philosophical issues involved in the field. Her chat will also cover her adventurous national and international travels serving as an art courier with the museum.

Chats with Champions is a free community offering from your national award-winning Skidompha Library at 184 Main Street, Damariscotta, Maine. This program is generously sponsored by Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop. For more information, please call the Library at 207-563-5513.


March 10, 2020
10:00 am – 11:00 pm
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Porter Hall
184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States