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Symposium on art conservation

From: Wendy Watson <wwatson>
Date: Monday, October 17, 1994
Thought people might be interested in knowing about a symposium on art
conservation that is coming up next month in New York:

  The Mortality of Things:  Issues in Art Conservation
  at The Equitable Center
  787 Seventh Avenue (at 51st street)
  New York, New York
  Saturday, November 12, 1994
  10:00 am to 4:00 pm

  A symposium presented by the Williamstown Art Conservation Center and
  The Equitable Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition, Altered
  States: Conservation, Analysis, and the Interpretation of Works of
  Art, organized by the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, which will be
  on view at the National Academy of Design from 5 October through 27
  November 1994.


  9:30   Coffee and check-in at the Equitable Atrium under the Roy
  Lichtenstein Mural

  10:00  Welcome

  10:05  Joyce Hill Stoner
  Director and Chair of Art Conservation
  University of Delaware/Winterthur
  Newark, Delaware
  "The Mortality of Things"

  10:30  James Martin
  Associate Conservator of Paintings and Research Associate
  Williamstown Art Conservation Center
  Williamstown, Massachusetts
  "Science and the Art of Conservation"

  11:00  Arthur Beale
  Director of Objects Conservation and Scientific Research
  The Museum of Fine Arts
  Boston, Massachusetts
  "Defining the Intent to Deceive: Conservators and
  Scientists as Art Forgery Detectives"

  11:30  Antoine Wilmering
  Conservator of Furniture
  The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  New York, New York
  "A Renaissance Studiolo from the Ducal Palace in Gubbio, Italy: An
  Overview of the Conservation Treatment"

  12:00  Break for Lunch (a list of restaurants will be distributed)


  1:30  Margaret Holben Ellis
  Conservation Center
  Institute of Fine Arts
  New York University
  New York, New York
  "The Impact of Technology on the Production and Preservation of
  Twentieth Century Art"

  2:00   James Coddington
  Senior Painting Conservator
  Museum of Modern Art
  New York, New York
  "All Good Pictures Crack: Practical Theories of Conserving Contemporary

  2:30  Stephen Mellor
  Chief Conservator
  National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
  Washington, DC
  "Treatment of African Art as a Reflection of Collecting History"

  3:00  Tom Branchick
  Director of Paintings Conservation
  Williamstown Art Conservation Center
  Williamstown, Massachusetts
  "Under the Influence: Art in Public Places"

  3:30  Questions and Final Remarks

Wendy Watson
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:28
                Distributed: Wednesday, October 19, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-8-28-007
Received on Monday, 17 October, 1994

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