Removing acid from vandalized painting of Queen Victoria
Srebrenka Bogovic
Head Conservator
Having studied chemistry in Europe, Srebrenka Bogovic continued her education in Canada and received her Master's Degree in Art History from the University of Toronto, and her Master's Degree in Art Conservation from the Queen's University, Kingston.

Her proficiency in conservation was attained equally in Europe and Canada. In Europe she worked with the Academy of Arts and Science on conservation projects in situ (Dubrovnik and numerous Medieval and Renaissance cities in Istria, Croatia). In Canada she worked at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and as a free lance conservator at the Art Gallery of Ontario. In addition, she has worked at numerous architectural conservation projects in Ontario.

Presently S. Bogovic has charge of a conservation studio In Restauro Conservart Inc. providing services to private and corporate collections, as well as to museums and galleries.

With a keen interest in furnishing proper information to future artists, S. Bogovic has developed a course outlining the properties of various materials used by traditional and contemporary artists. She teaches this course on a yearly basis at York University, Toronto and has also presented it at Artsperience, Canadore College, North Bay. She has lectured as well, at the Ontario Museum Association, International Institute for Conservation-Toronto Group, Academy of Arts and Science, Zagreb, Croatia, Forbidden City Museum, Bejing, and has successfully submitted papers for various conservation conferences at home and abroad.

Through her graduate research work at Queen's University and subsequent practical work in Europe, regarding the conservation and restoration of damaged frescoes and wall decorations, she has developed a notable expertise in this field. As a result, she has been instrumental in various mural conservation undertakings in Ontario and abroad; of these the Pantages Theatre and Bank of Montreal (Front&Yonge) in Toronto, Heritage Gardens in Hamilton, S. Dewdney murals in Kitchener, John Baird murals in Cambridge, Royal Military College Chapel in Kingston and St. Jude's Church in Oakville, Ontario Legislature, Queen's Park, Toronto are the most renowned. She was commissioned to restore vandalized paintings at the Osgoode Hall, Toronto, which have also been a subject of a TV (CFTO) programme, CBC radio, as well as Toronto daily newspapers.
He's the picture of misfortune... "Portrait that was vandalized has new brush with disaster"
Toronto Star Article
September 15, 1992

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