Alan Firkser – president, director
Work experience and Internships:
1983 – present Established and continuously operated Paper Conservation Studio, Inc.
1981 – 1983 Paper Conservator at Julius Lowy Frame and Restoration, Inc., New York NY and freelance paper conservation
Summer 1980 Restoration of frames , gilding etc at Julius Lowy Frame and Restoration
1980-81 Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (National Central Library, Florence, Italy) Internship in restoration laboratory: books, archival materials, documents, etc.
1979-80 Professore Vittori Granchi, Florence, Italy Apprenticeship in restoration of paintings and frames
1979-80 Palazzo Spinelli – Istittuto per Restauro, Florence, Italy classes in Restoration of paintings
1978-79 Universita Internazionale dell’Arte, Florence Italy studied Italian, Art Restoration, Art Criticism, Art History
1977 Alliance Francaise, Paris France Institute Catholique, Paris Universite de Paris – Censier Daubenton, Paris studied French
1971-75 Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ Bachelor of Arts Degree – Major in Human Communications with special interest in Art History, Creative Writing, Theatre