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AIC Objects Specialty Group

From: Pat Griffin <pgriffin>
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2002
Objects Specialty Group
AIC Annual Meeting
Monday, June 10, 2002

We have a diverse and interesting group of papers scheduled for the
2002 AIC meeting in Miami this year.  Please note that in addition
to a full day of objects talks, there is also a joint
textiles-objects session on June 9th, dealing with the subject of
composite artifacts.  The papers scheduled for the objects specialty
group session are listed below.  Please see
<URL:> for registration information.  I hope
that many of you can make it.

Morning Session: Considerations of Surface and Aesthetics in the
Treatment of Outdoor Sculpture and Monuments

    Contemporary Approaches to the Care of Outdoor Bronze
    John Scott, Conservator, New York Conservation Center

    On-line Survey Results of Techniques Used for Outdoor Bronze
    Tara J. Shedlosky, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of
    Polymers and Coatings, North Dakota State University
    Kimberly M. Stanek, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department
    of Polymers and Coatings, North Dakota State University
    Gordon Bierwagen, Chair of the Department of Polymers and
    Coatings, Department of Polymers and Coatings, North Dakota
    State University

    Ten Years of Sculpture and Monument Conservation on the
    Minnesota State Capitol Mall
    Paul Storch, Senior Objects Conservator.  Daniels Objects
    Conservation Laboratory, Minnesota History Center

    Aesthetics, Conservation, and Maintenance of Outdoor Bronzes
    Tom Chase, Conservator.  Chase Art Services

    Issues of Contemporary Patination on Outdoor Bronze Sculpture
    Joanna Rowntree, Conservator, Silverlake Conservation

    An Alternative to Chemical Repatination of Copper Alloy Outdoor
    Ron Harvey, Conservator, Tuckerbrook Conservation

    Balancing Durability and Aesthetics in the Treatment of Painted
    Outdoor Sculpture
    Abigail Mack, Assistant Conservator, The National Gallery
    Angela Chang, Mellon Fellow, The National Gallery
    Shelley Sturman, Senior Conservator, The National Gallery

    Case Studies in the Treatment of Outdoor Sculpture

        Recreating Taft's ideas in surface finish.  Treatment of the
        Fountain of Time
        Andrzej Dajmowski, Conservator, Conservation of Sculpture
        and Objects Studio, Inc.. Forest Park, IL

        Three Case Studies of  Outdoor Sculpture with Problematic
        Intent Issues
        Michael Belman, Advanced Intern in Objects, Williamstown Art

        War in the Pacific Memorial: Who is the Public in Public Art
        Brigid Sullivan Lopez, Chief Conservator, Collections
        Conservation Branch--NPS, Northeast Cultural Resources

Afternoon Session:  The Conservator as Connoisseur, Scholar,

    A Case Study from an Examination of Bronzes by Adriaen de Vries
    Jane Bassett, Associate Conservator of Decorative Arts and
    Sculpture, J. Paul Getty Museum

    Love and War: Issues in the Technical Study of Two Roman Bronzes
    in the Getty Museum
    Jeff Maish, Associate Conservator, Antiquities Conservation, The
    J. Paul Getty Museum

    Restoration/Historical Deconstruction of the Lidow Fang Hu on
    Laramie Hickey-Friedman, Mellon Fellow.  Los Angeles County
    Museum of Art

    Ultrasonic Nondestructive Image Recovery of Worn-off Hallmarks
    on Silver and Gold
    Paul L. Benson, Associate Conservator, Nelson-Atkins Museum of
    Robert S. Gilmore, Geophysicist.  General Electric Research and
    Development, Schenectady, NY

    The Lamentation and the Resurrection: Reflections on the
    creation, history and restoration of the Lamentation over the
    Dead Christ by Giovanni della Robbian and Studio
    Barbara J. Mangum, Conservator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts,
    Somerville, MA

    Four Beakers or Two Beakers?  Only Your Conservator Knows for
    Stephen P. Koob.  Conservator, Corning Museum of Art

    Mina'i Wares- Rediscovering a 13th Century Islamic Ceramic
    Transfer Technology
    John Hirx, Head of Objects Conservation, Los Angeles County
    Museum of Art

    A technological Study of the Painted Surfaces of Zapotec Urns
    from XoXocotlan
    Samantha Alderson, Associate Conservator.  Anthropology
    Department, American Museum of Natural History

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