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Mecklenburg Materials Archive

From: Ann N'Gadi <ngadia<-a>
Date: Monday, October 6, 2014
I am pleased to announce the arrival of a new staff member at the
Museum Conservation Institute: Dr. Dawn V. Rogala.  Dawn will be
working on a special project to organize and create an archive of
materials, research, and equipment used by Dr. Marion Mecklenburg
during his decades of research at MCI.  Marion studied the
mechanical behavior of art materials, with resulting discoveries
that had-and continue to have-a direct impact on the preventive and
treatment efforts of collections professionals around the globe.

The planned Mecklenburg Materials Archive will not only house the
wood, fabric, and paint samples prepared and studied by Dr.
Mecklenburg, but will also provide researchers with access to the
raw materials (such as custom-made paints) from which those samples
were created.

Dawn V. Rogala is a Paintings Conservator at the Museum Conservation
Institute (MCI).  Dawn received an M.A./C.A.S. in Art Conservation
from Buffalo State College/State University of New York (2006) with
a specialization in paintings conservation, and a Ph.D. in
preservation studies from the University of Delaware (2014).

Dawn has studied and treated paintings from numerous regions and
eras, with a particular focus on modern and contemporary art. Dawn's
doctoral research focused on identifying the late-career palette of
Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann and examining
relationships among those materials, the artist's signature painting
style, and the physical and aging characteristics of his paintings.
A book on her Hofmann research is due to be published by the Getty
Conservation Institute in 2015.

In addition to a Conservation of Museum Collections Fellowship
studying ground layers in the mid-20th century collections of the
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and a postgraduate fellowship
at MCI, Dawn has held intern, fellow, or staff positions at the
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston), the Yale University Art
Gallery (New Haven), the Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford), the
Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (Maastricht), and Page
Conservation (Washington DC).  Dawn can be reached at 301-238-1255
and rogalad<-a t->si< . >edu

Dr. Robert J. Koestler
Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, MD 20746-2863
Fax: 301-238-3709

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:19
                Distributed: Saturday, October 11, 2014
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Received on Monday, 6 October, 2014

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