Andrew's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    San Jose Team

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Philadelphia, PA

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 4

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 4

ANDREW LINS

Conservator
Philadelphia Museum of Art

“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.”

INTERESTS:

Art Design Science

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Choices Family Fulfillment Pressure Self-Reflection

TAGS:

art, brain power, brainpower, car accident, conservation, energy, importance, medicine, parents, priorities, satisfaction, science, spending time wisely, time

BIOGRAPHY:

Growing up, Andrew Lins saw two paths for himself, but little did he know he would end up in a field far off of what he envisioned. "When I was your age, I was thinking of two careers. One was medicine, and one was art." In an effort to appease his parents, he chose the medical field. He took a job as an orderly, and stuck with that for a while. "Then I had a bad car accident; I drove a car over a bridge. That took a little while to get over. I reconsidered what were the most important things, and what would give me the best feeling of having done something with my life that I had always wanted to. I really always had loved art, so I spent several years doing art after that." From there one of his art professors suggested that he check out conservation art, which is a form of art combined with science. Fascinated with the idea, Andrew took a chance at it and has been doing it ever since.

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