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Subject: Midwest Regional Conservation Guild

Midwest Regional Conservation Guild

From: Deborah Bede <stillwaterstudio>
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2000
The 20th anniversary meeting of the Midwest Regional Conservation
Guild will be held at Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel in Memphis,
Tennessee on November 3rd through the 5th, 2000.

On Friday the 3rd there will be a preconference workshop on Digital
Technology for Conservation; the workshop will cover the topics
necessary for conservators to launch a digital documentation
protocol in their workplace. Techniques for image capture will be
discussed, these will include slide scanners, flatbed scanners,
consumer digital cameras and high-resolution 4X5 scanning backs; the
cameras will be demonstrated. Basic file manipulation in Adobe
Photoshop will be demonstrated with some time for groups to learn
basic functions on PC and Mac laptops. File formats and file
migration will be discussed. Printing on the newest
ultra-stable--pigmented inks--ink jet printer will be discussed and
possibly demonstrated. The workshop leader will be Tim Vitale.

The MRCG meeting will be held on Saturday and on Sunday morning, and
presentations will include:

    Randy Ash: Video
    Removal and stabilization of a large fresco

    Debbie Hess Norris
    Photographic conservation with the Beatles

    Shelley Reisman Paine
    'Two Dragons' revisited

    Christina Marusich
    Viva Las Vegas: Conserving Elvis

    Aimee Leonhard
    Fuzzy navels and drinking vessels: The treatment of a
    Mesomphalic phiale

    Karen Klingbiel
    The blending of materials and traditions: Conservation of an
    early 17th century dagger case in the Royal Collection of August
    der Starke in the Zwinger (Royal Armory) in Dresden, Germany

    Tom Edmondson
    Conservation of the cartoon for a mural by Allyn Cox in the U.S.

    Greg Howell, Archivist at Graceland

    Laurie Booth
    The planning, design and construction of a purpose-built
    conservation laboratory, or, can one achieve climate control in
    a small building on a limited budget?

    Jodie Utter
    Pushing up the daisies: The reduction of discoloration on a
    watercolor drawing using a simple and inexpensive suction

    Jim Cutrone
    Ethical considerations in the treatment of the bronze metalwork
    associated with the Mellon mausoleum located at Homewood
    Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Registration fees:
Preconference workshop
    MRCG members $50.00,
    nonmembers $60.00 if received by Oct. 1, 2000.
    MRCG members $60.00,
    nonmembers $70.00 if received after Oct. 1, 2000.

Meeting registration includes two evening social events and lunch on
    MRCG members $45.00,
    nonmembers $55.00 if received by Oct. 1, 2000.
    MRCG members $60.00,
    nonmembers $75.00 if received after Oct. 1, 2000.

For registration information, contact

    Deborah Bede, MRCG President
    Stillwater Textile Conservation Studio
    196 Old Warner Road
    Bradford, NH 03221
    603-938-2310 phone
    Fax: 603-938-2455
    stillwaterstudio [at] conknet__com

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