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Chicago Area Conservation Group

From: Craig Deller <craig>
Date: Monday, November 1, 1999
New Research in Conservation
The Chicago Historical Society
Clark Street at North Ave.
Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, November 18th,
6 pm

CACG invites you to attend three 20-minute presentations
highlighting current studies in conservation

Bonnie Rimer: Investigation of Fatty  Acid Migration in Alizarin
Crimson Oil Paint in Two Works By Frank Stella.

Bonnie Rimer's research on this deterioration phenomenon in Frank
Stella's paintings began while she was at Queen's University in
Kingston.  The degradation results in the development of a white
crystalline growth on the painting surface.  The crystals were
theorized to result from the reaction of Stella's painting materials
with certain environmental factors.

Ms. Rimer characterized the crystals with instrumental analysis and
developed an experiment to reproduce the effect on study samples.
She continued her research on this topic at the Museum of Modern
Art, New York and the Art Institute of Chicago where currently she
is a Mellon Fellow in paintings conservation.

Joel Thompson: An examination of  Degraded Samoan Barkcloth from the
Collection of the Peabody Museum of  Archeology and Ethnology,
Harvard University.

Joel Thompson's technical study of a small group of extremely
deteriorated Samoan barkcloth items grew from a larger IMLS survey
and treatment project at the Peabody Museum of Archeology and
Ethnology.  Of the 250 Polynesian barkcloths she examined only those
labeled Samoan were found to be extremely brittle, fragmented and to
emit a sugary odor.  Ms. Thompson used instrumental analysis,
microchemical testing, artificial aging and visual examination
techniques to assess the degradation and ascertain a reason for the
deterioration.  Her work was conducted largely at Buffalo State
College and furthered at the Field Museum of Natural History where
she is fulfilling her third year internship

M. Brigitte Yeh: John Taylor Arms'  Use of Antique Papers.

John Taylor Arms (1887-1953) was foremost among American etchers of
the early 20th century and a consummate craftsman known for his
meticulous renderings of architectural subjects. Brigitte Yeh's
expertise of Arms stems from her survey of two, nearly complete
collections of his work at the New York Public Library and the
Library of Congress.  The use of antique and handmade papers for
prints by Arms and his contemporaries will be discussed as well as
the artistic environment that fostered it.  Ms. Yeh is an Andrew W.
Mellon Fellow at the Art Institute of Chicago and a recent graduate
of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

For more information about CACG, contact Craig Deller at
630-232-1708, or e-mail at: craig [at] deller__com

Craig Deller
President, CACG

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Received on Monday, 1 November, 1999

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