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Barry, Claire

Claire Barry is director of conservation at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. In 1992 she initiated a joint conservation program at the Kimbell to provide care for European paintings, from about 1300–1946, as well as American paintings, from about 1800–1970, at the neighboring Amon Carter Museum. Ms. Barry examines and restores newly acquired paintings as well as works in both permanent collections, including works by Fra Angelico, Titian, Pietro da Cortona, Poussin, Raeburn, Bonington, Caravaggio, Murillo, and Velázquez. She performs technical examinations of and consults with directors and curators on proposed acquisitions, framing, lighting, and installation and participates in exhibition planning. She lectures regularly on artists’ painting materials and techniques. Ms. Barry was the Sherman Fairchild Paintings Conservation Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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