SENIOR Conservation Technician
Erick (he/him/his) is the Senior Conservation Technician at BACC. He earned his undergraduate degree at Southern Illinois University and began working as a museum preparator in Chicago in 1990. Much of his experience centered around installing and lighting art exhibits for numerous institutions, including the Terra Museum of Art in Chicago, the Mexican Fine Arts Center* and the Musée d’Art Americain** in Giverny, France, as well as handling art for private clients. In San Diego, Erick continued working behind the scenes as museum support for the Timken Museum of Art and the San Diego Museum of Art.
Erick has been on the staff of BACC since 2001, starting as a preparator, moving onto Conservation Technician and now serving as Senior Conservation Technician. Over the past 20 years, Erick has been instrumental in developing what was once BACC’s darkroom (documentation of pre and post treatment artworks once happened via film photography) into BACC’s Digital Imaging Suite. Along with his primary responsibilities of photo documentation and conservation of frames, he also provides first-hand support to both the paper and painting lab teams. BACC has provided him the opportunity to handle and appreciate literally thousands of fine art objects, including Rembrandt van Rijn’s Saint Bartholomew and Johannes Vermeer’s Woman in Blue Reading a Letter.
* Now known as the National Museum of Mexican Art
**Now known as the Musée des Impressionismes Giverny
Read our "Five Questions" interview with Erick here.