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Andrew Lins
Andrew Lins

Andrew Lins

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia, PA USA

"Do the things that you feel like you're spending your time well. In the end, you'll be happy, if not proud of your life."

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Day In The Life


I restore and conserve priceless art and historical monuments for the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    All through school, was interested in both medicine and art.

  • 2.

    Decided going into medicine was the more sensible option, would please his parents.

  • 3.

    Was working as an orderly when he got in a terrible car accident.

  • 4.

    After his recovery, he reevaluated his life and realized that art was his true passion.

  • 5.

    A professor recommended that he combine his love of science and art and become a conservator.

  • 6.

    Now hailed as one of the best, if not the best, conservators in the U.S.

  • 7.

    Has treated the Liberty Bell, the inkwell from signing of the Declaration of Independence.

  • 8.

    After his near-death experience, says the most important thing is spending your time well, doing what makes you happy.