2017 Symposium Schedule

Friday, October 13

2:00 – 4:00 pm Open House, The Preservation Lab, University of Cincinnati

2:00 – 5:00 pm Open House, Cincinnati Art Museum Conservation Department

6:00 – 8:00 pm Reception, The Cincinnati Observatory


Saturday, October 14

Cincinnati Art Museum

8:00 – 8:30 am Registration, Coffee, Castellini Room

8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Presentations session:

  • 8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome, Lecture Hall
  • 9:00 – 9:30 am Preserving the Functional Past: Conservation of Decals on a 1920 Case Steam Engine. Stephanie Guidera, Conservation Technician, Midwest Art Conservation Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 9:30 –10:00 am An alternative to the Oddy test: instrument-based evaluation of pollutant offgassing from materials used in the museum environment. Gregory Dale Smith, PhD, Otto N. Frenzel III Senior Conservation Scientist, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 10:00 – 10:30 am A Codicological Inventory, Condition Survey and Preservation Needs Assessment of Pre-Modern Codices and Incunabula in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection of the OSU Libraries. Danielle Demmerle, Student Assistant Technician, The Ohio State University Library Conservation Unit, Columbus, Ohio

10:30 – 11:00 am Break, Castellini Room

  • 11:00 – 11:45 am The Art of Control: Health Hazards in Art Conservation and Methods for Reducing Risk. Melissa Rupert, Director of Industrial Hygiene, SevenGen HSE, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 11:45 – 12:15 pm Frankenstein Ceramics: Unexpected discoveries during the treatment of 8th– 13th century Islamic Ceramics. Kelly Rectenwald, Assistant Objects Conservator, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

12:15 – 1:30 pm Lunch, Castellini Room

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Presentations session:

  • 1:30 – 2:15 pm Criteria for Selecting an Appropriate Light Source for Conservation Activities. Steven Weintraub, Owner, Art Preservation Services, Long Island City, New York
  • 2:30 – 3:00 pm United Daughters of the Confederacy Time Capsule Contents: Response and Recovery. Johanna Pinney, Pre-Program Technician, Abby Schleicher, Pre-Program Technician, Heugh-Edmondson Conservation Services, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm Cradle Removal & Conservation of a Thinned 15th c. Spanish Panel Painting. Serena Urry, Chief Conservator, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

3:30 – 4:00 pm Break, Fath Auditorium Lobby

4:00 pm Depart for walking tour

5:00 – 7:00 pm Cincinnati Underground Tour


Sunday, November 6

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Business Meeting, Castellini Room

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Presentations session:

  • 10: 00 – 10:30 am A Summer with George Vancouver. Christine Manwiller, Student Technician, University of Iowa Conservation Lab, 3rd year MFA Candidate, University of Iowa Center for the Book
  • 10:30 – 11:00 am Madame Manet in the Conservatory: A Comparison between Two Versions. Diana M. Jaskierny, Post-Program Intern, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 11:00 – 11:30 am Hidden Discoveries: A conservator’s eye view of Japanese Armor from the collection of Gary Grose. Elizabeth Allaire, Objects Conservator, Owner, Allaire Fine Art Conservation, LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 11:30 –12:00 pm Tips
    • Housing Broken Glass Plate Negatives. Basia Nosek, Conservation Technician, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
    • Use of Gellan Gum. Dawn Heller, Conservator of Paper and Photographs, Owner, Heller Conservation Services, Nashville, Tennessee

12:00 pm Meeting adjourns

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Friday afternoon the conservation laboratories at the Cincinnati Art Museum and the University of Cincinnati will be open for tours. The Museum is open from 11:00 to 5:00. Admission is free. Meeting attendees can get free entrance to the special exhibition Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion. 

Friday night we will be gathering for a reception and tour of the Cincinnati Observatory, a National Historic Landmark housing the oldest public telescope in the United States.

Saturday afternoon we will have a 2-hour walking tour of historic landmarks, a crypt and underground tunnels used by Cincinnati’s early brewers.  At the end of the tour, find refreshment at the Christian Moerlein bottling plant and tap room before heading out to dinner on your own.  A description of the walking tour is at https://americanlegacytours.com/queen-city-underground/.

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