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A death

From: Mireia Xarrie <mireiaxarrie<-a>
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
The development of the profession in Pinterest

Almost a year ago, on 8 June 2013, in Barcelona, Josep Maria Xarrie
died.  He was 69 years old.  His professional career exemplified the
huge shift that our profession underwent in Europe the past century.

In the sixties he became a conservation apprentice in Museu Nacional
d 'Art de Catalunya (Barcelona), where his father, Domenec Xarrie,
was already a painting conservator since 1929.

Then in 1969, Josep Maria Xarrie was commissioned to structure the
conservation department at Universitat de Barcelona, where he was a
professor until 1983.

In 1972 he won a scholarship to study mural painting conservation
taught by Laura and Paolo Mora at the International Center for Study
of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM).

Some years later, he worked as a UNESCO consultant and taught
lectures in Republica Dominicana, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala and
Brazil, for instance, in CECOR.

Finally in 1981, he received the request to found the Governmental
Art Conservation Institute (Generalitat de Catalunya), so he was the
founder and director from 1981 until his retirement in 2009.  For
thirty-two years, he managed the conservation treatment of more than
eighteen thousand pieces from public Catalan museums and churches.

It seems undeniable that I could not write an interdisciplinary Ph.D
research (Translation, Science Information ICT, Education) about Art
Conservation Language without my background.

In Memoriam to my father and with the purpose to attest the
development of our profession, I am retrieving family pictures that
can be seen at


Mireia Xarrie

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Received on Thursday, 27 March, 2014

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