J. WILLIAM SHANK

P. O. Box 410266

San Francisco, CA 94141

USA

+1.415.920.9966

 

and

 

Calle Ample 17 – 19

Principal 2

08002 Barcelona

Spain

 

+34.627.378.564

 

willshank@earthlink.net

 

EMPLOYMENT:

 

1999 to present                         Conservation Resources Management

A consultancy in collections care, specializing in modern and contemporary paintings, in the U.S., Latin America, and in Europe

 

1991 to 1999                             Chief Conservator

                                               San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

                                               151 Third Street

                                               San Francisco, CA  94103

 

1989 - 1991                               Senior Conservator                                          

                                               San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

 

1985 - 1989                               Conservator                                         

                                               San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

 

1983 - 1985                               Paintings Conservator

                                               Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Arts

                                               Denver, Colorado

 

EDUCATION:                 Certificate in Paintings Conservation, 1983

                                               Harvard University Art Museums

                                               Center for Conservation and Technical Studies

                                               Cambridge, Massachusetts

                                               Certificate in Art Conservation, 1982

 

                                               Master of Arts in Art History, 1981

                                               Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

                                               New York, New York

                                               (Volunteer, Objects Conservation, Metropolitan

Museum of Art; 1980-81; Internships: National Museum of

American Art and National Portrait Gallery

                                               Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1981 - 1982)

                                              

                                               Studies in Art History and Art Conservation, 1977-78

                                               Villa Schifanoia, Graduate School of Fine Arts

                                               Rosary College

                                               Florence, Italy

 

                                               Bachelor of Science, 1973

                                               School of Languages and Linguistics

                                               Georgetown University

                                               Washington, D.C.

                                               (Major:  Italian, French; Minor: English)

 

EXHIBITIONS, as curator:        “A Hidden Picasso,” Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, September 2004 through January 2005; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (didactic version) February through May 2007.

 

"Preserving a Modern Masterpiece:  The Conservation of a Motherwell Elegy," SFMOMA, 1993.