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Online course on care of paintings

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
MS 227: Care of Paintings
Instructor: Victoria Montana Ryan
Sep 3 - Oct 11, 2013
Location: Online at <URL:>

Description: Caring for paintings requires some knowledge of the
component structure of paintings and the reaction of those
components to both natural and man-made environments. This course
looks at the painting structure, the effects of damaging
environments, and proposes simple steps for basic care. Topics
include the structure of paintings, proper condition reporting with
standard damage vocabulary, and basic care and handling including
environments, storage, and transport. The course is intended to help
those entrusted with the care of paintings in any environment.

Logistics: Participants in Care of Paintings work through sections
on their own. Materials and resources include online literature,
slide lectures and dialog between students and the instructor
through online forums. Care of Paintings runs six weeks. To learn
more about the course, please pay at
If you have trouble please contact Helen Alten at

The Instructor:

    Victoria Montana Ryan Victoria Montana Ryan is a former
    Assistant Professor for the Conservation of Paintings at Queen's
    University Kingston, Ontario and former adjunct faculty member
    at the University of Denver where she was conservator of
    paintings at the Rocky Mountain Conservation Center for over a
    decade. Victoria Montana Ryan received her Master of Art
    Conservation from Queen?s University and a Master of Arts degree
    with an emphasis in Art Education/Museum Studies from the
    University of New Mexico. Ms. Ryan has authored papers on the
    care of paintings, integrated pest management, and the
    importance of working with appraisers; she has also appeared on
    the Discovery Channel to discuss care of personal treasures. A
    Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation, Ms. Ryan is
    also a member of the Western Association for Art Conservation
    and the Canadian Association for Conservation. She resides in
    Colorado Springs, CO where she operates her private conservation
    practice, Art Care Services, to serve the conservation needs of
    museums, historical societies, public and private collectors,
    institutions, corporations, and municipalities, focusing on the
    care and preservation of works of art. For more information
    visit her web site Art Care Services

Brad Bredehoft for Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

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Received on Tuesday, 20 August, 2013

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