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Nancy R. Pollak

Art Care Associates
Conservator
Frederick, MD
Nancy Pollak is a 1991 MS Graduate of the Winterthur / University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation where she majored in painting conservation with a special emphasis in painted textiles. She also holds a BFA in painting from Seton Hill College. In 1996 she established her private conservation practice, Art Care Associates, in Maryland. Prior to that, Nancy worked as Assistant Conservator at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, MA, and at internships with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Textile Preservation Associates of Keedysville, MD. With Art Care Associates, her work includes treatment of both painted textiles, including Thangkas, flags and banners, and traditional paintings on panel and canvas. Clients include government institutions, small museums and historical societies, and private individuals. She also teaches painting and textile appreciation classes to Adult learners and provides lectures on various conservation topics at professional meetings, to school students, and to public groups. Published papers include subjects such as the treatment of an AB Davies painting, and aspects of the study and treatment of painted textiles, including treatment of the Flag of the Formosa Republic, Taiwan