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Workshop on frames

From: Melinda Markell <umca>
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2001
UMCA's Department of Field Services is pleased to announce the
upcoming workshop The Care and Restoration of Period Frames May 19,

This workshop will serve as an introduction to the subjects of frame
history, conservation, and repair.  During the first half,
participants will view a slide show on frames and learn about
terminology, materials, and conservation using examples of damaged
frames.  The second half of the workshop will be dedicated to
technique demonstrations.  Materials such as Sculpee, clay, plaster
of Paris, and Smooth-On mold making will be used.  Demonstrations
will also be given on color / toning finishes and gilding.  The
conclusion of the workshop will look at proper framing and matting
techniques and focus on participant questions.

The presenter for this workshop is Jean Easter, a conservator in
private practice in Indiana.  Ms. Easter is the frame specialist at
the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Adjunct Faculty for a frame
history course at Purdue University.  She has over ten years of
training in various frame techniques and has written on the subject
of frames for art works in a recent issue of Watercolor Magazine.
Recently she was the recipient of a Creative Renewal Fellowship
Grant from the Indianapolis Arts Council, which she used to study at
the National Portrait Gallery of London with the head of frame

This workshop will be comprehensive in nature, but is designed for a
broad audience from novices to seasoned professionals.  The workshop
will be held at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on May 19, 2001.
Workshop registration fees are $150 for UMCA members and $200 for
non-members.  For more information on the workshop or to request a
registration form, please contact

    Melinda Markell
    UMCA Field Services Coordinator
    UMCA [at] aol__com

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