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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 »

The Perks of Being a Sidekick: Preparing for Artist Interviews Firsthand

The Perks of Being a Sidekick: Preparing for Artist Interviews Firsthand

This week’s returning contributing writer, Jessica Ford, is a graduate fellow in paintings conservation at Winterthur/University of Delaware. She is fulfilling her third-year internship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and after graduating this summer will begin a Mellon Fellowship at the Brooklyn Museum in the fall.   My final year as a graduate student… Read more »

View from Inside: the FotoFest 2014 Biennial

View from Inside: the FotoFest 2014 Biennial

Heather Brown is a Graduate Fellow in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation where she specializes in photographic materials and paper. Heather is currently finishing her third-year internship at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.   Deep in the heart of Texas, you may be surprised to find one of the top five… Read more »

Art, Science, & the Intrigue of the Unknown

Art, Science, & the Intrigue of the Unknown

Christie Mitchell is a curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Prior to earning an MA at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, she was a research assistant for the publication and exhibition Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface, at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.   On a Saturday morning in the… Read more »

Preserving Public Murals in Philadelphia

Preserving Public Murals in Philadelphia

This week’s contributing blogger, Amanda Norbutus, is the Mendel Science post-doctoral fellow in chemistry at Villanova University.  Her dissertation research focused on UV-protective coatings for outdoor painted surfaces as well as on the creation and conservation of modern public murals as part of the Preservation Studies Program at the University of Delaware in 2012.    Public… Read more »

How to Capture The Contemporary: Recording Equipment & Artist Interviews at the Hirshhorn

How to Capture The Contemporary: Recording Equipment & Artist Interviews at the Hirshhorn

This week’s contributing blogger, Nick Kaplan, is the Collections Assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Starting as an intern in 2012, he has been involved with the museum’s artist interview project since it began.  In the fall of 2012, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden launched its artist interview program Capturing the Contemporary, lead by… Read more »

A 3-Ring Circus: The Washington Conservation Guild’s Annual Lecture Series

A 3-Ring Circus: The Washington Conservation Guild’s Annual Lecture Series

This week’s contributing blogger, Samantha Owens, is an emerging conservator who has completed internships at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Museum of Modern Art.  This spring, she will work on the Shelburne Museum’s Gustav Dentzel Company carousel project.   On January 9 of this year, the Washington Conservation Guild held their annual… Read more »

Interviewing Kota Ezawa

Interviewing Kota Ezawa

This week’s contributing blogger, Gwynne Ryan, is the Sculpture Conservator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, focusing on the preservation of modern and contemporary sculpture and time-based media. She is a member of the VoCA Board of Directors, and she served as Chair of the Program Committee from 2007-2010.   In the… Read more »