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Workshops on adhesives

From: Eric Pourchot <epourchot<-a>
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2005
The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic
Works presents two sessions of a "Current Topics" Workshop

"Adhesives for Conservation"
in partnership with the Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center
Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Monday through Friday, August 15-19, 2005


    Chris McGlinchey
    Conservation Scientist
    Museum of Modern Art, New York

    Carolyn Tomkiewicz
    Paintings Conservator
    Brooklyn Museum, New York

Registration Deadline: July 16, 2005 (if space remains)
(Registration includes lunches.  Participants are responsible for
other meals, travel, and housing.)

"Adhesives for Conservation"
in partnership with the National Park Service

National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Monday through Friday, September 19-23, 2005
9am-5pm (may end earlier on Friday to
accommodate shuttle schedule)


    Jane Down
    Senior Conservation Scientist
    Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa

    Julia Fenn
    Ethnographic Conservator
    Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

Registration Deadline: August 19, 2005 (if space remains)
(Participants are responsible for their own travel, housing, and
meals. Participants are strongly urged to stay on site - private
rooms with bath and three meals are available at approximately $114
per night)

The registration fee for either location is $550 AIC members; $700
non-members.  Enrollment limit is 12. Selection of participants will
be based on the order of receipt of registration. The number of
registrants accepted from a single organization may be limited.
Early registration is advised.

Special scholarship funds are available for U.S. residents, made
possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Use the "FAIC Individual Professional Development Scholarship"
guidelines and forms, which are available at:
<URL:>.  A special
scholarship application deadline of July 1 has been established for
these events.

In a combination of lecture and hands-on laboratory sessions, this
five-day, team-taught course will address the chemical, physical and
practical aspects of adhesives for conservators of all materials

The workshop is designed to:

    Provide an overview of chemical and physical properties of
    adhesives, including aging, solubility, strength, gap filling or
    leveling properties, curing properties, material
    compatibilities, etc.

    Enable conservators to better understand how these chemical and
    physical aspects translate to the properties they observe and
    use in practice

    Provide conservators with the ability to determine why they
    might select one adhesive for an application over another (based
    on chemical as well as physical or handling properties, not just
    "tips," "recipes," or "common lab use")

    Create an opportunity for different conservation materials
    specialists to understand adhesives and specialized techniques
    used by members of other specialties

    Provide first-hand experience with advanced adhesive
    preparations, manipulations and handling properties through lab

The workshop includes recorded lectures by:

    David A. Dillard
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Jane Down
    Canadian Conservation Institute

    Irene F. Karsten
    University of Alberta

    Debora Dyer Mayer
    conservator in private practice, New Hampshire

    Chris McGlinchey
    Museum of Modern Art, New York

    Joan Marie Reifsnyder
    conservator in private practice, Rome

    Jonathan Thornton
    Buffalo State College

    Richard C. Wolbers
    Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation

Creation of the curriculum for this program was funded in part by a
grant from the Getty Grant Program.

Curriculum Developer:   Ellen Pearlstein
Project Manager:        Eric Pourchot
Instructional Designer: Jeff Brechlin
Conservation Assistant: Erin Toomey
Student Assistants:     Cory D'Augustine, Corey J. Smith
Facilitator for Instructor Training:  Sherwood Shankland

Advisory Group: Deborah Bede, Jane Down, Hal Erickson, C. Velson
Horie, Margaret Little, Elissa O'Loughlin, Jonathan Thornton, George
Wheeler, Richard Wolbers

About the Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center: The Gerald R. Ford
Conservation Center
(<URL:>) is a
regional conservation center for the care of cultural materials. It
was founded in 1995 as a division of the Nebraska State Historical
Society.  Located in Omaha, Nebraska, the Ford Conservation Center
houses state-of-the-art technical laboratories for the examination,
evaluation, and specialized conservation treatment of ceramics,
glass, metals, ethnographic materials, archeological materials,
wooden artifacts, works of art on paper, photographs, documents,
archival materials, books, and textiles.  Omaha is served by many
major airlines, with nonstop service from dozens of cities. Hotels
in a variety of price ranges are available; a group rate for a
downtown hotel with shuttle service to the lab will be negotiated
(Approximately $70/night).  Travel information and hotel
recommendations will be sent to all applicants upon acceptance into
the workshop.  General information can be found at

The National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) is run by the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service, with support from the National Park
Service.  It is located less than 2 hours west of Baltimore and
Washington DC.  Shuttle service is available from Dulles
International Airport. On-site lodging, which includes three meals
per day, is strongly recommended.  Projected rates (subject to
change) are $114.00 per day. For directions, photos, and latest
information on NCTC, see <URL:>

Presentation of these programs is funded in part by a Preservation
and Access, Education and Training Grant from the National Endowment
for the Humanities, and by the FAIC Endowment for Professional
Development, which is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
and by contributions from members of the American Institute for
Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

For more information, contact:

    Eric Pourchot
    Program Officer for Professional Development
    American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic
    1717 K Street NW Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20006
    202-452-9545, ext. 12
    Fax: 202-452-9328
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