Mirta Vidal Peralta is a Conservation Technician with 10 years of experience working in museums, exhibitions and conservation of fine arts collections. She holds a BS degree in Art History from San Marcos University (Lima, Peru) and a specialization in Easel Paintings Conservation from the National School of Fine Arts of Lima.
Before joining CSI, she worked in The Municipal Art Gallery of Lima in the conservation area, performing preventive maintenance work, which included condition assessment, cleaning, handling, storage, cataloging and assistance to senior specialists in artwork restoration.
In addition, Mirta has a wide experience in the management of collections and museography, participating in several exhibitions in Lima’s museum. Her work included documentation of collections, preventive conservation, and exhibition techniques.
Mirta joined CSI in January 2016. She works closely with senior conservators and supports many aspects of conservation treatment.
Some of Mirta's key projects include:
- Venetian Pool, Coral Gables, FL (2017): performed in-painting on stucco
- Old Post Office, Washington DC (2016): performed conservation cleaning and in-painting on historical vault door
- United States Capitol Building, Washington, DC (2016): Performed consolidation of marble decorative elements including columns, pilasters, window surrounds, cornice, and pediment
- Conservation of United States Capitol Building Bronze Handrails, Washington, DC (2015 - 2016): Performed hot and cold bronze patination followed by lacquer
- Morris House Ceiling Tile Conservation, Washington DC (2016): created plaster molds and inpainted to gapfill and color match gilded historic ceiling tiles
- Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Chantilly, VA (2016-2017): carried out conditions assessment and cleaning of 136 historic aircraft and space objects