2018 MRCG Symposium Schedule

Schedule updated November 7.

To read the presentation abstracts, go to 2018 MRCG Symposium Presentation Abstracts.


Friday, November 9

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. CO2 “Snow” Treatment Introduction and Demonstrations, Hugh Shockey and Raina Chao, Saint Louis Art Museum, Education Space and Conservation Labs. (Limited space: sign up required. Contact Claire Winfield, president of MRCG, to attend.)

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Paintings conservation lab tour, Watt Restoration private practice. (Limited space: sign up required. Contact Ellen Watt to attend.)

3:00 p.m.  Conservation lab tours, Saint Louis Art Museum Conservation Lab. (Limited space: sign up required. Contact Claire Winfield to attend.)

3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Tour of conservation lab and library, Missouri Botanical Garden Library. (Limited space: sign up required. Contact Susie Cobbledick to attend.) Please note: this tour is also being offered Sunday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m.

4:00 p.m. Tour of Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now with Elizabeth Wyckoff, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs and Gretchen Wagner, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Saint Louis Art Museum (limited space available, sign up required. Contact Claire Winfield to attend.)

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Opening Reception, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.


Saturday, November 10

Saint Louis Art Museum, Education Space

8:30 a.m.  Check-in and Welcome

8:45 – 10:00 a.m.  First Presentations Session

  • Crystal-mess: the conservation of John David Mooney’s  Anna Weiss Pfau.
  • The art of conservation treatment: an ode to Sun Tzu. Daniela R. Leonard.
  • MacGyver meets MOCRA: necessity becomes the mother of a conservation feature exhibition. Katherine Langdon.

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Morning break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Special session: Building Cooperative Relationships Between Cultural Institutions and Emergency Professionals. Jessica Unger, Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC).

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Catered Lunch and Business Meeting

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Second Presentations Session

  • The allure of rare boxes, or, niche items create niche collectors that create niche specialties. Thomas Edmondson.
  • 15 wax sculptures and a dream (of completing them). Betsy Allaire.
  • Cleaning and conductivity workshop: useful information and the challenges of incorporating the techniques presented into studio practice. Dawn Heller.

3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Brief break

3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Third Presentations Session

  • The separation of a Henry Ossawa Tanner painting from a William Edouard Scott painting. Christine Gostowski.
  • Keeping me alive: the preservation of musician archives. Amber Kehoe.

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Reception, Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center (with lab tours!)


Sunday, November 11

Saint Louis Art Museum, Education Space

8:30 a.m. Check-in

8:45 – 10:00 a.m. Fourth Presentations Session

  • Early 19th century portrait keepsake. Ellen Watt.
  • Conserving historic wallpapers in reel-and-leaf time: the treatment of two Kempshott pilasters at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Elizabeth Robson and Keara Teeter.
  • Three paintings outside Potosi, Missouri. Julie Ribits and Claire Winfield.

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Morning break

10:45 – 12:00 p.m. Fifth Presentations Session

  • Sankofa: the conservation treatment of The surveying of Washington, DC by Benjamin Banneker. LaStarsha D McGarity.
  • A boy and his mountain: the conservation of a 6th century Cambodian Krishna at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Beth Edelstein and Margalit Schindler.
  • Andrea del Sarto Sacrifice of Isaac, technical research and comparative study. Marcia Steele.

End of Symposium, but stick around for:

1 p.m. Tour of conservation lab and library, Missouri Botanical Garden Library. (Limited space: sign up required. Contact Susie Cobbledick to attend.) Please note: this tour is also being offered Friday, Nov. 9, at 3:30 p.m.


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