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Talk on textile conservation

From: Rebecca A. Rushfield <wittert>
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2006
Informal talk at the Metropolitan Museum of Art organized by the
Textile Conservation Group

On Friday May 19, 2006 at 6:30pm, Christine Giuntini of the
Metropolitan Museum of Art Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania
and the Americas will present an informal talk and walk-through of
the Museum's exhibit "Ikat: The Fabric of Life". All interested
parties should meet her at the entrance to the exhibit by that time.
Ms. Giuntini will discuss the decisions that were made vis-a-vis the
selection and installation of the pieces. This talk has been
organized by the Textile Conservation Group. For further
information, you may contact Rebecca Rushfield at wittert [at] juno__com
or 718-575-2702. Please note that each person is responsible for his
or her museum entrance fee.

Selection and installation decisions for "Ikat: The Fabric of Life".
In a large institution like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the
conservator is part of a team of professionals working toward the
goal of a beautiful and intellectually stimulating installation that
also protects and preserves the artworks. When the idea of an
installation of ikat textiles was proposed to fill an unexpected gap
in the exhibition schedule, the curator and conservator found
themselves working in close collaboration in order to make a four
month installation deadline. This informal talk will focus on the
particular installation decisions that were made in order to
minimize conservation treatment prior to installation.


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