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Polystyrene, Plywood, and Cement, Oh My!

Polystyrene, Plywood, and Cement, Oh My!

Returning blogger Samantha Owens is a second-year graduate fellow in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation interested in modern and contemporary objects. She spent the summer in the Objects Conservation lab at the Cleveland Museum of Art, focused on contemporary art. It was a busy day of installation for the upcoming show at… Read more »

What’s Trust Got to Do With It?

What’s Trust Got to Do With It?

Alexandra Nichols is a graduate fellow in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation with a special interest in the conservation of modern and contemporary objects. She is thrilled to be interning this summer at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas and the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, Denmark, and to finish her… Read more »

The Abandonment of “Artist Intent”

The Abandonment of “Artist Intent”

Ellen Moody is an Assistant Projects Conservator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where she enjoys working with modern materials and living artists. She holds an MS in Objects Conservation with an additional concentration in Preventive Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation.  In his talk “Artist Intentions and… Read more »

The Interview is Just the Beginning

The Interview is Just the Beginning

  Returning blogger Desi Peters is a 4th year graduate student at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. She is completing her graduate internship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She is interested in the conservation of Modern and Contemporary art and working with living artists.     Reflections on VoCA’s Artist… Read more »

Joint Session on Artist Engagement at 2015 AIC Conference

Joint Session on Artist Engagement at 2015 AIC Conference

    VoCA is excited to announce that we will be co-hosting a joint session on Artist Engagement with the Electronic Media Group (EMG) and Objects Specialty Group (OSG) of AIC for the upcoming AIC Conference, to be held in Miami from May 13 – 16, 2015! Since the twentieth century, artists have increasingly experimented with an… Read more »

More Than Just a Digital Filing Cabinet

More Than Just a Digital Filing Cabinet

Returning blogger Tatiana Ausema is a Research Conservator at the Hirshhorn Museum and PhD candidate in the Preservation Studies program at University of Delaware. Her research focuses on the materials and techniques of Morris Louis. This is the second in a series of blog posts documenting her work on the Morris Louis Conservation Fund Archives… Read more »

“Authenticity in Transition”: Reflections on the 2014 NeCCAR Conference

“Authenticity in Transition”: Reflections on the 2014 NeCCAR Conference

This week’s contributing blogger, Desi Peters, is a 4th year graduate student at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. She wrote her MA thesis on the conservation of artworks by contemporary artist Dario Robleto. She is currently completing her graduate internship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC.   “Authenticity in Transition:… Read more »

Collaborative Conservation: Stabilizing a Work-in-Progress

Collaborative Conservation: Stabilizing a Work-in-Progress

Gillian Marcus is an emerging paper and photographic conservator and recent graduate from the conservation program at Camberwell College of Arts in London, UK.  She has held internships at the Royal Collection, the Centre for Photographic Conservation, and the Black Cultural Archives.   I recently had the unique opportunity to work with a contemporary artist… Read more »

A Cup of Tea and a Tape Recorder

A Cup of Tea and a Tape Recorder

This week’s contributing blogger, Pamela Johnson, is a second-year Graduate Fellow in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, specializing in paintings conservation. Prior to attending graduate school, she spent five and a half years working in the Exhibits and Conservation Departments at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.   At my first artist interview,… Read more »

The Morris Louis Conservation Fund

The Morris Louis Conservation Fund

This week’s contributing blogger, Tatiana Ausema, is a Research Conservator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and a PhD candidate in Preservation Studies at University of Delaware. Her research focuses on the materials and techniques of Morris Louis.    In May 2003, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden received one of the first conservation… Read more »

Art Conservation in the Marketplace

Art Conservation in the Marketplace

This week’s contributing blogger, Kimberly Sørensen, received her MA in decorative arts, design history, and material culture from the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. She now works as a 20th Century cataloguer at Rago Auctions in Lambertville, NJ.   The role art conservation plays in the marketplace is a delicate balancing act of deadlines,… Read more »

Walking on Eggshells: Reconstructing “Greek Beach V”

Walking on Eggshells: Reconstructing “Greek Beach V”

This week’s return contributing blogger, Claire Curran, recently completed her second year at Winterthur and is spending her summer work project in Copenhagen at the Statens Museum for Kunst and the National Museum of Denmark.  She looks forward to beginning her third year at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.   As a part of… Read more »