Speaker: Richard Gagnier
April 9-12, 2008
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Speakers: Biography

Richard Gagnier

Chief Conservator
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
P.O. Box 3000, Station H
Montreal Quebec
H3G 2T9 Canada

Richard Gagnier is the chief of the conservation services at the Montreal museum of Fine Arts since Fall 2007. He is graduated from Université de Montréal where he completed the B.Sc.(Honour) in chemistry, and a minor in Art History with a strong component on modern and contemporary art, theory and discourse. He completed the course requirements of the master program in art conservation (MAC) research stream of Queen university, Kingston, Ontario. Eager to specialize with issues of contemporary conservation, he joined the team of the Restoration and Conservation Laboratory of the National Gallery of Canada in the fall of 1984 where he successively developed expertise as assistant-conservator and conservator of contemporary art by 1991. His practise encompasses contemporary art media such as painting, sculpture, installation as well as timed-based media.

Richard will present New Media Art: New Challenges for museums in the 21st century. [Paper]