Michael’s amazing talk is over, but you can watch a video recording here.
May 15th 3pm EST – Michael Kramer
Michael Kramer is the founder and president of The Gilders’ Studio, Inc., an award-winning firm with prestigious projects across the US and overseas. Formed in 1985, the studio works on monumental sculpture, state capitols, government, and commercial buildings, as well as churches and private residences, including the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, New York Life, the National Academy of Sciences, as well as the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. Since 1987 he has taught gilding and decorative painting at the Smithsonian, for the Society of Gilders, and at other venues. He has also written several articles on gilding and related fields. His chapter titled “Exterior Architectural Gilding” was included in the book Gilded Metals from Archetype Press. A longstanding member of the Board of Trustees of the Society of Gilders, he served as President from 2006 to 2013.
SESSION: Safety and Due Diligence: What you don’t anticipate can really hurt you. This talk will cover several safety issues we run into during our work and due diligence with the priming and gilding systems we use.