2018 MRCG Symposium Schedule

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

  • Anna Weiss Pfau. Crystal-Mess: The Conservation of John David Mooney’s Crystara.
  • Daniela R. Leonard. The Art of Conservation Treatment: an Ode to Sun Tzu.
  • Katherine Langdon. MacGyver meets MOCRA: necessity becomes the mother of a conservation feature exhibition.

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

  • Thomas Edmondson. The Allure of Rare Boxes, or, Niche Items create Niche Collectors that create Niche Specialties.
  • Betsy Allaire. 15 Wax Sculptures and a Dream (of completing them).
  • Dawn Heller. Cleaning and Conductivity Workshop: Useful Information and the Challenges of Incorporating the Techniques Presented into Studio Practice.

3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Brief break

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

  • Christine Gostowski. The Separation of a Henry Ossawa Tanner Painting from a William Edouard Scott Painting.
  • Katherine Ridgway. Monumental Decisions: The role of preservation professionals in the debate over Civil War monuments.

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

  • Ellen Watt. Early 19th Century Portrait Keepsake.
  • Elizabeth Robson and Keara Teeter. Conserving Historic Wallpapers in Reel-and-Leaf Time: the Treatment of Two Kempshott Pilasters at the Saint Louis Art Museum.
  • Julie Ribits and Claire Winfield. Three Paintings outside Potosi, Missouri.

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Morning break

10:30 – 10:40 a.m. Coffee Talk (presentation during break): Amber Kehoe. Keeping Me Alive: The Preservation of Musician Archives.

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

  • LaStarsha D McGarity. Sankofa: The Conservation Treatment of “The Surveying of Washington, DC by Benjamin Banneker”.
  • Beth Edelstein and Margalit Schindler. A boy and his mountain: The conservation of a 6th century Cambodian Krishna at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
  • Marcia Steele. Andrea del Sarto Sacrifice of Isaac, Technical Research and Comparative Study.

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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