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Subject: Genealogies


From: Rebecca A. Rushfield <wittert>
Date: Friday, April 30, 1999
In an attempt to trace influences in conservation in the U.S., I am
drawing up genealogies for the various specialties (e.g.: paintings,
paper). If I am successful in my efforts, I will present this
material in a paper or poster at a conference. I am willing to share
the information with anyone who has a need for it.(I am also willing
to share information I have been collecting for the past 15 years on
conservation conferences and museum exhibitions on conservation.)

>From conservators who trained/apprenticed/ interned in the U.S. (and
who work here or abroad) or who trained/apprenticed/interned abroad
but now work in the U.S., I would appreciate receiving the names of
your primary teachers/mentors and information about those
conservators' primary teachers/mentors.

    **** Moderator's comments: See Tom Conroy's Teaching Genealogy

        (there is of course, no newline in the above URL)

    and see also his work in a similar vein published in the Guild
    of Book Workers Journal (See
    <URL:> for info on the

    And of course, the Archives of American Art has some transcribed
    oral histories of American conservators, restorers, etc., which
    should be of use.

Rebecca Rushfield
66-10-149th Street,#4C

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