Gateway Gallery to discuss conservation and archiving at Arts Month Talks

Gateway Gallery to discuss conservation and archiving at Arts Month Talks

In line with the celebration of National Arts Month, the Gateway Gallery will be conducting two back-to-back talks on art and cultural management on February 24, 2022.

Art conservator June Mercy Poticar-Dalisay will discuss preventive conservation, qualifications of a conservator, factors of deterioration, and care of artworks in “Adding Value to Artworks through Preventive Conservation”. Manager of Artemis Restoration Services, Dalisay has done restoration works on the Central Bank art collection, the Manila Hotel art collection, and the PNB art collection. She has restored three murals done by Manansala and Tam Austria, and continues to conserve and maintain the collection of the Development Bank of the Philippines.

Meanwhile, archives manager Marites Alberto Gonzaga will share her knowledge on “Archiving Principles and Practices for Non-Archivists.” Gonzaga is the Archives Manager of Araneta Group and Deputy Director of the President Manuel A. Roxas Foundation since 1998. She has worked on the Museyo Mindoro website as one of her personal creative projects.

Cultural workers, art students, artists, librarians, and museum/gallery workers who need to add knowledge for application in their current or future work in the cultural field are invited to join.

The talks will be held onsite at the Gateway Gallery from 3 to 5 pm. Registration fee is Php 1,000, which is inclusive of handouts and certificates. To register, click the online registration form on the official Facebook event page (

Gateway Gallery is Araneta City's art museum devoted to the promotion of Philippine culture, heritage, and arts. Located on the 5th floor of Gateway Tower in Araneta City, it is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Admission is free. For inquiries and registration for the talks, please call 8588-4000 local 8300, email [email protected], or connect via its social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).

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