Dare Myers Hartwell

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Head of Conservation
Graduate - Exhibition Design
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George Washington University
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University of Minnesota

Dare Myers Hartwell is Head of Conservation at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She oversees the care of the more than 16,000 works in the Corcoran's collection and carries out the treatment of paintings. In addition, she researched and planned all aspects of the restoration of the Salon Doré—the Corcoran's 18th-century French period room—which includes gilded paneling, decorative objects, and a 45 x 25 ft. ceiling mural by Hugues Taraval. Ms. Hartwell received her conservation training at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique, Brussels, Belgium. She has a master's degree in art history from the University of Minnesota, and prior to coming to the Corcoran was the Associate Painting Conservator at the North Carolina Museum of Art. She is co-instructor with adjunct faculty Carol Ann Small.

Conservation & Art Handling