2011 MRCG Symposium

The Midwest Regional Conservation Guild


Conservation Principles of Exhibit Design

November 18, 2011

at the

Toledo Museumof Art

Please join us for a one day symposium to be presented by our expert team of collection management professionals that have decades of experience working cooperatively with fellow professionals to integrate preventive conservation principles in exhibit design and production. They will outline the various risks often inherent in exhibit environments, and how to mitigate these risks while still maintaining a high quality visitor experience. Managing tight budgets in exhibit planning will be considered, as well as numerous tips as to how to utilize collections preservation in exhibit planning. We will discuss a number of topics, inlcuding strategies for choosing the proper exhibit case for your more vulnerable collections artifacts, as well as maintaining a proper internal exhibit case environment. We will also outline strategies for the proper mounting and protection of textiles and costumes while on exhibit. In addition, we will review proper exhibit lighting techniques, including a review of the latest LED light technologies and their use in museum exhibit design. Speakers: Steven Weintraub: Objects Conservator and Principal of Art Preservation Services, Inc. Mr. Weintraub has also held positions at the Getty Conservation Institute and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Patricia Silence: Conservator of Museum Exhibitions and Historic Interiors at the ColonialWilliamsburg Foundation. Ms. Silence has also held positions at theAmericanTextileHistoryMuseum and at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Cynthia Amnéus: Curator, Fashion Arts and Textiles at theCincinnatiArt Museum. Ms. Amnéus has been with the Museum since 1998 and has also been guest curator at theTextileMuseum inWashington,D.C. Symposium Hotel A block of discounted rate rooms ($94/night) has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Toledofor use by symposium attendees. Please visit: www.crowneplazatoledo.com for more information; call (419) 241-1411 for reservations.


Download the registration form at this link here (Registration for 2011 MRCG Conservation Principles of Exhibit Design Symposium).

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s