The Midwest Regional Conservation Guild
Conservation Principles of Exhibit Design
November 18, 2011
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.