Art & Restoration

Mihail Gabriel Birhala

Curriculum Vitae

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OCUPATIONAL FIELD

FREELANCER – DOUBLE DEGREE IN CHEMISTRY AND ARTS
1) Artistic creation, preservation and restoration of art works
2) The scientific study of art works

PROFFESIONAL EXPERIENCE

PROFFESIONAL EXPERIENCE

2001 - currently

FREELANCER (own company)

1). Restoration and preservation of historical monuments, works from private collections (mural painting, painting on wood, painting on canvas, stone, paper)
– Site manager, coordinator of 15 restoration yards, historical monuments from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
– Preparation of related Projects for conservation and restoration.(Annex 1.III.)
– Restoring works from private collections , the 18th to the 20th centuries (icons, pictures, books, columns and stone fronts, facades of buildings, etc) (Annex 1.I)

2). Mural painting in various techniques (fresco, secco), easel painting (painting on wood, glass, canvas, mosaic, etc) (Annex 1.II)
  – Execution of mural painting in different techniques (7 yards).
  – Execution of easel painting in different techniques

1997 - 2001

CHEMISTRY ENGINEER
(investigator of artistic components)

As an employee of the Bucharest University of Arts, at the Physicochemical Investigation Laboratory, I have carried out research and investigation of the artistic components .
– Research using L.A.S.E.R. for cleaning, under the microscope, of the artwork, in collaboration with the Bucharest Institute of Atomic Physics.
– Sampling and Analysis of new and traditional pigments, salts, old and new repairs mortars, binders, fixatives, consolidators, testing of cleaning, pickling, fastening and consolidation operations.
– Preparation of documentation and analysis bulletins for tests performed on the artwork.

EDUCATION

MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND NATIONAL PATRIMONY
Commission of artistic component

ROMANIAN PATRIARCHY
Commission of religious painting

NATIONAL ART UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
Faculty of Industrial Chemistry

EDUCATION

MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND NATIONAL PATRIMONY
Commission of artistic component

2007

Certificate of Attestation 291 / S

Practical study of all conservation and restoration operations of the mural painting of the period / restoration specialist with the right to execute and study, investigate, research and evidence the historical monuments.

ROMANIAN PATRIARCHY
Commission of religious painting

2005

Autorization no. 110

Practical study of all the conservation and restoration operations of the mural painting of the period / restorer painter with the right of design and execution.

NATIONAL ART UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

1996 - 2001

Master’s degree
Art history and theory, design study, color study, chemistry, physics, conservation and restoration of artwork, psychology, icon theology, iconography / painter, restorer, chemist (investigator).

POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
Faculty of Industrial Chemistry

1990 - 1995

Master’s degree
Mathematics, organic and inorganic chemistry, physics, pedagogy.

Contact

Germany

Romania