All events at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology unless otherwise noted.
Enter via the 434 South State Street door.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Registration Desk open from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

preregistration required, check in at State Street desk THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL!

U of M conservation labs: Papyrology, Special collections
Southeast Michigan: Detroit Institute of Arts, The Henry Ford

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM – TOUR OF SPECIAL EXHIBITION, “Passionate Curiosities: Collecting in Egypt & the Near East, 1880s–1950s,” with Curator Margaret Cool Root


Saturday, October 03, 2015

Registration desk open from 8:15 AM to 9:00 AM

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM – COFFEE & PASTRIES


9:05 AM to 11:00 AM – MORNING SESSION I – Technical Studies

Audubon’s Colors: Utilizing XRF to Examine Watercolor Pigments used in a Double Elephant Folio Birds of America Set – Amber Kehoe, Pre-program Conservation Intern, Midwest Art Conservation Center, Minneapolis, MN

The Diego Rivera Cartoons – Drawing Materials and Methods – Cathy Selvius DeRoo, Research Scientist, Detroit Institute of Arts and Christopher Foster, Conservator of Art on Paper and Photographs, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Transposing the Original: Analysis and Restoration of an Early 16th C. Polychrome Saint – Cybele Tom, Assistant Conservator of Objects and Ken Sutherland, Conservation Scientist, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Decorating with DNA: Analysis and Treatment of a Victorian-Era Hairwork Wreath – Janelle Batkin-Hall, Conservation Intern, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and Graduate Student of Art Conservation at Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM – COFFEE BREAK

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM – MORNING SESSION II – “Not Really My Job,” unusual projects for authors

Relying on the Kindness of Strangers: Gathering Information for the Treatment of a Suit of Japanese Samurai Armor – Anne Battram, Upholstery Conservator, Biltmore Estate, Ashville, NC

Under the Eyes of Krishna: Bringing the Paintings of the Pustimarg to the Art Institute of Chicago and Some Observations on the Changing Materials of Nathdwara Artists – Rachel Freeman, Assistant Paper Conservator; Daniela Leonard, Mellon Fellow in Paintings Conservation; and Annette Gaspers, Asian Art Departmental Specialist, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Italian Linings for American Paintings at the Cincinnati Art Museum – Serena Urry, Chief Conservator, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – LUNCH

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM – AFTERNOON SESSION – Three Talks In Honor of Chris Young

Non-chemical Means to Bleach Cellulose – Harold Mailand, Director and Textile Conservator, Textile Conservation Services, Indianapolis, IN

2-D or not 2-D: The Conservation Treatment of A Convex Crayon Enlargement Portrait after a Failed Decoupage Attempt – Thomas Edmondson, Heugh-Edmondson Conservation Services, LLC., Kansas City, MO

Charles Russell, A Forensic Examination: An In-depth Examination Reveals More Questions Than Answers – Jodie Utter, Conservator of Works on Paper, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM – MRCG HAPPY HOUR AT SAVA’s – 216 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104; Phone: 734.623.2233

Sunday, October 04, 2015

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM – COFFEE & PASTRIES

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM – MORNING SESSION – Collections Care and Education

Mixed Media Part Two: Looking Back on a Multi-year Grant Funded Project While Planning for the Future – Jessica Lafrance-Hwang, Project Conservator and Clara Deck, Senior Conservator, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI

A Collaboration of 3-D Modeling and Automated Box Manufacture for Library Special Collections Enclosures – Doug Sanders, Paper Conservator, Indiana University Library Preservation, Bloomington, IN

Conservation in the Classroom – Heather Galloway, Galloway Art Conservation LLC, Oberlin, OH

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM – COFFEE BREAK

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM – BUSINESS MEETING


PDF of 2015 Schedule

PDF of 2015 Abstracts


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  1. Pingback: 2015 Midwest Regional Conservation Guild (MRCG) Annual Meeting | Conservators Converse

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