Search

1 to 10 of 68
Sort by

Blog Entry
(Photographic Materials) The Expansion of the Cold and Cool Storage Vaults at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fernanda Valverde

Fernanda spoke on Wednesday afternoon about the three-year expansion project for the cold photograph storage vaults at the Amon Carter Museum. In giving the talk, Fernanda hope to assist other institutions that might be taking on a similar project, and she offered practical information on the...


Blog Entry
(New Tech meets Timeless Problems) Caitlin Richeson, Rapid Prototype Conservation: A Collaborative Approach

Caitlin Richeson is a Winterthur student currently completing her graduate internship at MoMA. Her talk was coauthored with Emily Hamilton (Objects Conservator at SF MoMA) and concerned a research project completed as a collaborative effort between Winterthur and SF MoMA, where Caitlin interned...


Blog Entry
(Textiles) Dewdrops on an Iris: Using Gels and a Crepeline Lining to Treat an Early 20th Century Japanese Silk Painting by Tanya Uyeda

Dewdrops on an Iris: Using Gels and a Crepeline Lining to Treat an Early 20th Century Japanese Silk Painting by Tanya Uyeda Abstract: https:// aics47thannualmeeting2019. sched.com/event/Iuo6/textiles- dewdrops-on-an-iris-using- gels-and-a-crepeline-lining- to-treat-an-early-20th- century...


Blog Entry
(Photographic Materials) Pictorialist Experiments of Karl Struss, by Sarah Casto

Link: https://sched.co/IumY Sarah Casto, Photograph Conservation Fellow at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas presented her investigation into a series of seven photographic prints by Karl Struss (1886 -1981) titled "New Hampshire Landscape" . Her research...


Blog Entry
(Practical Approaches to Technical Research in Low-Tech Settings) Small Museum Research Strategies in Alaska by Ellen Carrlee

In Small Museum Research Strategies in Alaska , Alaska State Museum’s conservator, Ellen Carrlee discusses five collaborative initiatives that have become resources for colleagues and small museums with no access to analytical equipment and limited research funds. The projects include, Alaska...


Blog Entry
(CAN! The Evolving Role of the Conservator of Contemporary Art) Art that Lives and Breathes: Conserving Creatures in Contemporary Art by Pamela Johnson

“Art that Lives and Breathes” was an excellent presentation by Pam Johnson, a paintings conservator working at Modern Art Conservation in New York City (see abstract here ). In her talk, Pam Johnson presented two case studies about the treatment of artworks that featured live creatures: At...


Blog Entry
(Photographic Materials) Analytical Testing of Heat and Solvent Set Repair Tissues by Jennifer K. Hermann and Katherine Kelly (speakers)

Analytical Testing of Heat and Solvent Set Repair Tissues by Jennifer K. Hermann, Katherine Kelly, Alisha Chipman, Kate Morrison Danzis, Andrew Davis, Yasmeen Khan, Steven Loew, Tamara Ohanyan, Lauren M. Varga, Anne Witty, and Michele Youket Abstract: https://aics47thannualmeeting2019...


Blog Entry
(Practical Approaches to Technical Research in Low-Tech Settings) Thinking Outside the Box: Getting the Most out of Scientific Research with Minimal Resources by Caitlin O’Grady

When I read the post calling for bloggers for the Annual Meeting (#AICmtg19, lest we forget), I immediately went to the schedule and picked out my two posts. This one drew my attention because in its title, it claimed to be something that a lot of us have begun to yearn for - a talk that...

Aliza Taft's profile image

Blog Entry
(The Evolving Role of the Conservator of Contemporary Art) Seeking Balance: Conservation Values and the Artist’s Voice by Matthew Skopek, Margo Delidow, and Clara Rojas Sebesta

“[…] the push by artists and administrators to have art that is displayed in active communication with the outside world, rather than encased in a white cube gallery, has required conservators to rethink our objectives.” In Seeking Balance: Conservation Values and the Artist’s Voice, the...


Blog Entry
(Research & Technical Studies) “Acoustic Emission Analysis of Humidity-Induced Damage to Model Wood Structures” by Eric Hagan

Much research has been conducted in recent years on the effect of humidity and temperature on the condition of fragile objects made of various types of materials. The results are being used to better define climate ranges which are acceptable for those objects, with the ultimate goal of more...