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Subject: Workshop on care of paintings

Workshop on care of paintings

From: Melinda Markell <umca>
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2004
Care of Paintings for Museum Professionals Workshop
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The Wells Fargo conference room
2400 Third Ave.
South, Minneapolis, MN  55404
May 21, 2004

This workshop will take place at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
on May 21, 2004.  The instructor will be Neil Cockerline, a
professional paintings conservator with over 20 years experience.

Mr. Cockerline will focus on all aspects relating to the
preservation of paintings collections, including: identifying
painting structures and media; determining original materials from
later additions; conducting condition examinations; documenting
condition including using standard terminology; determining
condition priorities (what damages can be easily restored and what
restorations will be difficult and costly); proper storage
techniques; basic cleaning and preservation techniques; framing and
hardware, handling and shipping; what to look for when buying or
accessioning paintings and when to seek professional assistance.
Participants will have the opportunity to examine and handle
different types of paintings from many eras.  The workshop will
include a slide/lecture presentation, discussions, demonstrations
and hands-on practice.

Museum personnel such as: directors, curators, registrars,
collections managers, docents, volunteers, and etc. are welcome to
attend.  Private collectors and students are also welcome.

Fees for this workshop are $125 or $100 for UMCA members.  New
discounted fees are available for institutions and students.
Institutions with budgets at or below $50,000 pay a rate of $75/day
or $50/day if an UMCA member.  Full time, enrolled students pay a
flat rate of $35/day.

To register, contact

    Melinda Markell
    Field Services Coordinator
    umca [at] aol__com

Registrations must be received by May 14, 2004. After this date
please contact UMCA for availability.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:67
                 Distributed: Wednesday, April 28, 2004
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Received on Thursday, 22 April, 2004

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