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Workshop on art restoration and preservation

From: Rebecca Fitzgerald <rfitzger>
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2002
Mount Saint Mary's Archives and Department of Special Collections
will be sponsoring a workshop on art restoration and preservation on
Wednesday, June 5, 2002.  The workshop will be preceded by a lecture
on Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM and a reception.  The lecture and
reception are free and open to the public.

The lecture and workshop will be given by Othmar Carli, an
internationally known art restorer, sculptor, and consultant.
Professor of Carli International Institute for the Arts in
Elizabethtown, PA, he has worked as a restorer for 50 years.  Mr.
Carli was honored by the United Nations for his work on the
Sobhabazar Rajbari, one of the oldest residences in Calcutta, India.
He is one of only two U.S. artists to receive this honor from the
UN. His other commissions include the Union League in Philadelphia,
Radio City Music Hall, Grand Central Station, Manhattan Supreme
Court Building, and the Shubert Theatre in New York City.
Internationally, he has restored such historic sites as the tenth
century Poeglhof Chapel, Bruck an der Mur, Styria; the State Museum,
Graz, Austria; the eighteenth century Hall of Mirrors, Pallais
Herberstein, Graz, Austria; the seventeenth century Abby Church,
Vorau, Styria; and the seventeenth century Sarba Mangala Temple,
Burdwan, India.  He was awarded an Historical Preservation
commendation from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
for restoring the ceremonial courtroom of Adams County Courthouse in
Gettysburg, PA, and holds patents on various artist's tools.

Mr. Carli has extensive experience in teaching and in leading
preservation workshops.

The workshop on June 5 will run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Topics
will include restoration mistakes, rust removal, gilding, storage
and transportation of art and paper, solvents, testing,
deacidification, safety, when to consult a conservator, evaluating
expert credentials, understanding restoration reports, etc.
Participants will gain hands-on experience in restoring art objects
under direct supervision of Professor Carli.

Mr. Carli will speak on "Trends in Restoration and Preservation" at
the Tuesday evening lecture, which will be held in Knott Auditorium
on the campus.

The cost for the workshop is $75.00, which includes materials,
breakfast and lunch, refreshments, and handouts.  Those who wish to
observe the Wednesday lecture and demonstrations may register at a
reduced fee of $55.00, which includes breakfast and lunch,
refreshments, and handouts.  Handouts will include a bibliography
and restoration-related web sites and other sources.

On-campus housing is available for $25 per night, and the dining
hall and cafeteria will be open.

To obtain registration forms or for more information, contact

    Rebecca Fitzgerald
    Mt. St. Mary's Archives and Department of Special Collections
    Mt. St. Mary's College and Seminary
    Emmitsburg MD 21727
    archives [at] msmary__edu

Registration forms and the conference schedule are available at

Rebecca Fitzgerald, CA

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:74
                    Distributed: Friday, May 3, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-15-74-016
Received on Tuesday, 30 April, 2002

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