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New England Conservation Association

From: James Moss <clkmkr>
Date: Friday, September 13, 1996
The New England Conservation Association (NECA) has an exciting
program for the first half of the 1996-1997 season:

September 19, 1996
Rhode Island Convention Centre
Providence, Rhode Island
Admission: Free
Check-in time: 6PM
Viewing: 6PM-7PM
Lecture: 7PM

Tracy Shields, coordinator for the mammoth traveling exhibition
organized by the Smithsonian to celebrate its 150th anniversary, and
Martha Simpson, the other monitoring conservator, will discuss many
of the conservation related issues impacting on the organization and
the transport of the show. This is the show that features the Ruby
Slippers, Abraham Lincoln's hat, a genuine Tucker Automobile and a
wide range of other conservation nightmares. After the show closes,
you are invited to observe how the exhibit is prepared for its
shipment to its next venue. Guests welcome.

RSVP (Required) by Sept 17 to David Dempsey: ddempsey [at] ais__smith__edu
413-585-2760  or FAX 413-585-2782

October 4, 1996
Sackler Art Museum
Harvard University
Admission: $5.00 non-members, Free to NECA Members
Check-in Time: 6:45PM
Lecture: 7:00PM

Arthur K. Wheelock, curator of Northern Baroque Painting, National
Gallery of Art, was the principle curator of the recent Vermeer
exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the
Mauritshuis in The Hague. The exhibit  brought together an
unprecedented number of masterpieces by this remarkable Dutch 17th
century artist. Mr. Wheelock will explore how the exhibit was
made--from the initial discussions about the exhibition's concept to
the complex negotiations that allowed the loans. In addition, Mr.
Wheelock will discuss some of the issues of conservation faced by
the museums as they contemplated the restoration of these priceless
treasures. Finally, the lecture examines aspects of Vermeer's
painting process to try to come to some understanding of how he
achieved his miraculous images.

RSVP: Not Required
Guests Welcome

December 4, 1996
Straus Centre
Fogg Art Museum
Check-in Time: 7:00PM

Our annual pre-holiday bash. The Straus Centre is ready for visitors
and the Harvard crew is anxious to show us all of the new bells and
whistles in the new lab. Join us for some socializing and a
tantalizing tour!

RSVP: Not Required
Guests Welcome

For further information, call James Moss (Director) 508-263-0300 or
clkmkr [at] tiac__net

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                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:28
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Received on Friday, 13 September, 1996

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