The RBC EPIC Founders Program is an intensive 12-week accelerator program for startups and early-stage businesses looking to capture market and customer validation. This year, our 2022 cohort began their journey on May 16th and will continue to work towards validating their business model until the final pitch presentations on August 9th (Click here to register). Leading up to the final pitch, we wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to each of our startups. Today, meet Spencer Montcalm, graduate of the University of Windsor Faculty of Science / Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences programs.
Spencer Montcalm received his Bachelor of Science (Honours), with a specialization in chemistry and visual art, from the University of Windsor. Intrigued by the chemical materiality of fine art, he obtained a Master of Art Conservation from Queen’s University (Kingston), specializing in paintings conservation. Spencer completed internships at both private, Fraser / Spafford Ricci – Art & Archival Conservation Inc. (South Surrey, B.C.), and public, National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, ON) conservation laboratories.After his studies, Spencer worked in the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory at the National Gallery of Canada. He then moved back to his hometown of Windsor, Ontario to start a private conservation practice and to work as a Preparator at Art Windsor Essex. Specializing in Canadian historical and contemporary paintings, Spencer has conserved artworks by prominent Canadian artists such as A.Y. Jackson, David Milne, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Evan Penny, James Wilson Morrice, and Alex Janvier.
Montcalm Fine Art Conservation provides services for stewards of fine art and cultural heritage. We specialize in the conservation, restoration, and preservation of fine art and cultural heritage objects. The conservation of art and cultural heritage ultimately aims to preserve the value of objects both physically and intangibly. Using a scientific-based approach an object’s materiality is evaluated, then the preservation or treatment methods developed uniquely satisfy the piece’s historical context, environment, and future intent.
Spencer’s biggest inspiration:
George Stout, for his contributions to the development of the field of Art Conservation and for his commitment to the protection of our shared cultural heritage during WWII.
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