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Midwest Regional Conservation Guild Annual Meeting

From: Christina O'Connell <coconnell<-a>
Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2005
Midwest Regional Conservation Guild Annual Meeting
25th Annual Midwest Regional Guild Meeting
November 5-6, 2005

Please join us at the Indianapolis Museum of Art for the Midwest
Regional Conservation Guild's 25th Annual Meeting, November 5-6,
2005.  We have worked hard to keep the costs for the conference to a
minimum; registration, including one-year membership to the MRCG is
$75.00.  Students receive a discounted rate of $55.00.

This year we will focus on issues related to installing and
de-installing works of art.  A great set of talks has been lined up
and there will be a variety of things to see and do during the

Labs across the city of Indianapolis will throw open their doors for
pre-conference lab tours the afternoon of November 4, 2005, and the
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art has offered to
allow MRCG members free access to the museum for the day.  That
evening, there will be a reception at Easter Conservation Services.

On Saturday November 5, 2005, there are plans for a special
behind-the-scenes tour of the IMA's contemporary galleries, which
open to the public on November 20, 2005.  MRCG members will also
receive tickets for the exhibition International Arts and Crafts,
organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Our list of presentations for this year's meeting includes:

    A unique solution to the installation of a Christian Dior dress
    and the treatment of a 19th century wedding dress
    Amanda Holden
    Indianapolis Museum of Art

    Treatment and preparation of the recovered Tiepolo ceiling
    frescos in the Bode Museum
    Barbara Heller
    Detroit Institute of Arts

    Art de-installation at the Cleveland Museum of Art
    Bruce Christman
    Cleveland Museum of Art

    Conservation of the Cincinnati Museum of Art's
    collection of portrait miniatures
    Cecile Mear
    Cincinnati Art Museum

    Three collaborative treatments of historic wallpaper
    Christine Young and Jodi Utter
    Young Conservation and East West Paper Conservation

    From "Stairway to Heaven" to "the Wall": Re-creating Sol
    LeWitt's "Wall Drawing No. 652"
    David Miller
    Indianapolis Museum of Art

    Reproducing Morris Lewis Paintings to Evaluate Conservation
    Glenn Gates
    Detroit Institute of Arts

    It ain't LOVE: LOVE's got nothen' to do with it: The
    conservation of Robert Indiana's LOVE Sculpture
    Helene Gillette-Woodard
    Indianapolis Museum of Art

    The latest AIC Wooden Artifacts Furniture in France trip
    Jean Easter
    Easter Conservation Services

    The use of machining and other metalworking techniques in the
    treatment of a small bronze gate from the interior of the
    Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Cleveland, Ohio
    Jim Cutrone
    CCR Design

    The treatment and re-installation of Matisse's series of "Backs"
    at the Museum of Modern Art
    John Campbell
    Museum of Modern Art

    The re-installation of a 1947 Coca-Cola machine
    Peter Lundskow
    Indiana State Museum

    Mounting Objects: Design criteria, materials, installation and
    de-installation challenges
    Margo Delidow and James Storm
    Buffalo State College and Detroit Institute of Arts

Pre-conference activities
Lab and Museum Tours
November 4, 2005

There have been many changes to the cultural institutions in
Indianapolis since the Guild visited ten years ago.  The Indiana
State Museum <URL:> and the Indiana Historical
Society <URL:> have both moved into
new buildings with new conservation labs.  At the same time, the
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
<URL:> has undergone expansion and
renovation.  The conservators at each of these institutions have
agreed to open their labs the afternoon of Friday November 4, 2005,
from 1-5pm.

MRCG has made special arrangements with the Eiteljorg Museum of
American Indians and Western Art <URL:> for
complimentary access to the museum on November 4, 2005.  There will
be a guest list at the main ticket desk that lists registered
conference members. The Eiteljorg Museum was recently expanded and
while there is no conservation lab on site it is definitely worth a
visit and is conveniently located on the Canal between the State
Museum and the Historical Society

For registration forms and further information, please contact:

    Richard McCoy
    Secretary/Treasure of the MRCG
    rmccoy<-a t->ima-art< . >org

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