New Collector Series: Kelsey Soya

Saturday, Sep 23, 2023 5 – 8 pm

215 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Please join us and our speaker, Kelsey Soya, for the sixth session of our New Collector Series, Caring for Your Collection (Storing, Cleaning, Repairing Paintings)!

Preservation of the objects you collect is a vital aspect of art collecting and should not be overlooked. In this session, a professional fine art conservator will teach you how to properly handle, transport, and store your artwork to prevent damage from occurring. This session will also address the importance of maintaining records for your artworks, how to fix common mistakes such as a scratched frame or loose canvas, and when you should call your conservator for a professional service.

Kelsey Soya is the Manager of Conservation at Lily Pad Gallery West. She holds a BA in Art History from UW Madison and an MA in Art History with a concentration in museum studies from UW Milwaukee. Art conservation has been a lifelong passion stemming from a trip to Spain as a teenager, and she has a wide variety of experience in the field that ranges from the conservation of a sunken civil war submarine to frame repair, bookbinding, and cleaning artworks. She currently lives in Bay View with her husband and their three cats.