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Subject: A death

A death

From: Joyce Hill Stoner <jhstoner>
Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2007
We are very sad to announce the death of Caroline K. Keck on Monday,
December 17, 2007; she had just turned 99 in October.  Mrs. Keck and
her husband Sheldon were instrumental in the founding of the NYU
Conservation Center in 1960 and the Cooperstown Graduate Programs in
Cooperstown, NY in 1970 where they taught more than 15 classes of
students before the program relocated to Buffalo, NY in 1987.  Mrs.
Keck was a tireless advocate for public awareness about the
profession of conservation and wrote several books and pamphlets
aimed at lay readers.  Many conservators were privileged to receive
regular salty letters featuring her strong opinions.  In her last
weeks she wrote a number of letters expressing a wish to donate her
hot table and other possessions to found a museum of early
20th-century conservation, ideally in the Midwest.  She is survived
by the couple's two sons, Albert and Larry; Larry has continued in
his parents' profession.

Rebecca Rushfield notes: "it brings the end to an era."

More formal and lengthy obituaries will need to be prepared.
Reminiscences are welcome for the FAIC oral history file also.

Dr. Joyce Hill Stoner
Art Conservation
Director, Preservation Studies Ph.D., University of Delaware
Winterthur/Univ of Delaware Art Conservation
Program (WUDPAC)
c/o Winterthur Museum, Rt. 52, Winterthur, DE 19735

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:35
                Distributed: Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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Received on Tuesday, 18 December, 2007

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