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A death

From: Margaret Holben Ellis <mhe1>
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Edith MacKennan

The Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
is saddened to report the death of one of its distinguished
graduates, Edith Kunz MacKennan, FAIC, on September 10, 2006.

Born in Austria, Edith emigrated to the United States in 1955.  She
earned a B.A. from Vassar College in 1969 and an M.A. and Advanced
Certificate in Conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts, New
York University, in 1975, completing internships at the Museum of
Modern Art and the Pierpont Morgan Library.  A specialist in the
conservation of works of art on paper, she established an active
private practice in Poughkeepsie and served as a consultant to the
Vassar College Art Gallery and Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park.

Diagnosed with lung cancer in 2001, Edith dealt with her illness, as
in all her affairs, with composure, graciousness, kindness and
humor.  She is survived by her husband, Robert, of Poughkeepsie and
a son, Peter, of Riverdale, New York.

Gifts in the name of Edith Kunz MacKennan can be made to the Frances
Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College.  Cards and letters can be
sent to the family home:

    10 Rosalind Road
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Margaret Holben Ellis
Professor of Conservation
Conservation Center
Institute of Fine Arts
New York University
14 East 78th Street
New York, NY 10021
212-992-5859
Fax: 212-992-5851
Director
Thaw Conservation Center
The Morgan Library and Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016-3405
212-590-0373
Fax: 212-768-5673


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                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:20
                Distributed: Thursday, October 12, 2006
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Received on Wednesday, 11 October, 2006

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