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All Private Service Professionals and Vendor Members are invited to attend the May meeting of the Domestic Estate Management Association.



This month, Gordon A. Lewis, Jr.,  Senior Director & Vice President for The Fine Arts Conservancy will present:

“War Stories from the Back Vaults of the Art World”


  • How to detect problems in your principal’s paintings collection

  • How to detect problems in your principal’s collection of art on paper
  • How to select a conservator

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Attendees will learn about the equipment and techniques used in a modern conservation lab and about the stories behind the artwork damage (a painting found behind a furnace in a Palm Beach mansion, when restored, turned out to be a Renoir).  The program also delves into fakes and the use of modern technology to detect them.

We hope you will join us for this informative evening!


Attending your local DEMA meeting is a great way to network with your peers and learn valuable information to help maintain your estate.

About our Host                                
                                                                Acoustic Architects


Acoustic ImageNo more remote control clutter. No more running from room to room just to turn off the lights, or getting out of bed to adjust the thermostat. With the touch of your finger all of your homes’ electronic systems are at your command. Whether in your home or traveling the world, you can access: music, lights, HVAC, security cameras, entertainment, pool control, etc., all from an elegant touch-panel, handheld remote, or even an Apple iPhone!


Imagine a single button press from your bed at night that: turns off the house lights, arms your security system, and ensures all audio/video systems are off.


An Acoustic Architects network-based automation system is tailored to the way you live and work, and easily adapts to changes and improvements in technology and services.  We’ll design a system to get the most out of your appliances with the least amount of energy consumption.  System integration provides automatic energy-efficient adjustments saving you time and money.

 About our Speaker

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With forty years’ experience in conservation and restoration, Mr. Lewis has had the pleasure of conserving works by some of the world’s most significant artists including Peter Paul Rubins, Rembrandt, Frau Angelico, Gilbert Stewart, Salvador Dali, Picasso, Amsel Kiefer, Gerhard Richter, Rembrandt and Caravaggio among others.

As a consultant to the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China, Mr. Lewis traveled extensively in the Far East where he trained personnel in conservation for fourteen museums including the National Palace Museum.

Author and columnist, Lewis is the primary author of The Fine Arts Collector’s Guide (1996), and has been featured in Art News, The New Yorker, Art & Antiques, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and 278 national and Aa full page feature story in 278 international newspapers via an Associated Press feature article regarding his conservation of a major, heroic size Peter Paul Rubins allegorical painting. He also served as an expert to CNN in their documentary on the restoration of the Sistine Chapel, and was the subject of a National Public Television documentary about The Fine Arts Conservancy and his work.

He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Friends of the Uffizi in Florence, Italy, charged with selecting and financing restoration of major works of art in the Uffizi’s collection.

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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Acoustic Architects
271 NW 23rd St
Miami, FL  33127
(888) 450-4434


Street parking

Please RSVP by Monday, May 19th or sooner. 


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Kirby Augustin
(407) 877-0655

The Domestic Estate Management Association provides an educational platform for Private Service Professionals interested in creating a better career.

Our membership consists of:
Butler, Caretaker, Domestic Couple, Elder Caregiver, Enlisted Aide, Estate Manager, Executive Personal Assistant, Family Office Employee, Household Manager, Houseman, Housekeeper, Major Domo, Nanny, Personal Assistant, Private/Personal Chef, Private Jet Staff, Property Manager and Yacht Crew.