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Symposium on conservation of contemporary art

From: Jan Cavanaugh <jncvngh<-a>
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008
"Preserve or Let Perish: Some Challenges for the Conservation of
    Contemporary Art"
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Saturday November 1, 2008

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and School of Architecture and
Allied Arts at the University of Oregon in Eugene is hosting a
public symposium on Saturday November 1, 2008 titled "Preserve or
Let Perish: Some Challenges for the Conservation of Contemporary
Art."  The event is being held in conjunction with the opening fall
exhibition "Cuba Avant-Garde (Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber

The presenters include Brian Considine (Senior Conservator of
Decorative Arts and Sculpture, The J. Paul Getty Museum), Keynote
Address, "The Conservation of Modern Outdoor Sculpture: A Case Study
of the Stark Collection at the J. Paul Getty Museum"; Susan Lunas
(Book and Paper Conservator, Eugene), "3-D: Books from the Black
Lagoon"; Jan Cavanaugh (Paintings Conservator, Portland), "Ephemeral
Art: The Nemesis of Conservation?"; and Marie Laibinis-Craft
(Objects Conservator, Portland), "Materials Matter: Challenges in
the Fabrication and Conservation of Public Art."  Regional
conservators and conservation students are encouraged to attend and
participate in the discussion periods after each talk.  Elizabeth
Chambers (Paper Conservator, Portland Art Museum) will also lead a
discussion following the symposium for conservators to consider the
question: "Should there be a Northwest association of art
conservators or are WAAC and the AIC enough?"

For more information please contact

    Jan Cavanaugh
    jncvngh<-a t->att< . >net

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