2013 MRCG Symposium

The Midwest Regional Conservation Guild

Annual Meeting


The Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, Ohio

November 15-17, 2013




Access a copy of the full schedule here.


Join us on Friday, November 15th at the Cleveland Museum of Art for an evening reception and a chance for last-minute registrations. The event will be held in the ‘Private Dining’ room on Level 1 (CMA Visitor Guide) from 6-8pm.

Cleveland Museum of Art                                                                                                              11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106


(The meeting will take place at the CMA Morley Lecture Hall, which is located below the main entrance adjacent to the education wing).

Dean Yoder (Paintings Conservator, Cleveland Museum of Art): The Madonna of Tenderness, by Angelos Akaotantos, acquisition, treatment and ongoing research of Cretan icon from 1425-50.

Colleen Snyder (Assistant Conservator of Objects, The Cleveland Museum of Art): The Cleveland Apollo: Research and Technical Analysis of an Ancient Greek Bronze.

Cory Korkow (Assistant Curator of European Art, Cleveland Museum of Art): Portrait Miniatures (Gallery talk and tour).

Christine McIntyre (Assistant Paintings Conservator, Kuniej Berry Associates, Chicago): Development of a Pigmented Wax/Resin Fill Formulation
for the Conservation of Paintings.

John Steele (Conservator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Detroit Institute of Arts): The Conservation of Tony Smith’s “Gracehoper”.

Marcia Steele (Senior Conservator of Paintings, Cleveland Museum of Art): Van Gogh Repetitions.

Andrea Chevalier (Paintings Conservator, ICA Art Conservation, Cleveland): Treatment of a B&B Carousel Panel.

Jamye Jamison (Paper Conservator, ICA Art Conservation, Cleveland): Case Studies: Three Approaches to Conservation of Works by Contemporary Artists.

Brittany Dolph (Third Year Intern at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology): Seleucia on the Tigris… And Huron, Maumee, and Cuyahoga.

Tom Edmondson (Heugh-Edmondson Conservation Services, LLC): The Treatment of a severely water damaged, rolled, wall-map of Kansas City in 1860.

Planned Tours

On Saturday, November 16th Per Knutas will lead a tour of the Cleveland Museum of Art Conservation Lab and Cory Korkow will give a gallery talk and tour of Portrait Miniatures at the CMA.

In the evening there will be a tour and reception at the Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA). The tour will begin at 5:30pm and the reception at 6:30pm.

Intermuseum Conservation Association                                                                                        2915 Detroit Avenue                                                                                                                  Cleveland, OH 44113

Around Town

Please join us after the ICA tour on Saturday, November 16th for an informal dinner at the Great Lakes Brewery at 7:30pm.

Great Lakes Brewing Company                                                                                                       2516 Market Avenue                                                                                                               Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Maybe you’d prefer a little music? Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! www.rockhall.com

Check out what else is going on in University Circle at www.universitycircle.org. This website includes maps and information about where to park and places to visit, such as the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, MOCA Cleveland, and the Cleveland Botanical Garden.


There is a room block discount at the Courtyard by Marriott Cleveland University Circle. The rate is $109.00 per night and the expiration date to book is October 25th. Please call (216) 791-5678 and state that you are part of the MRCG conference.

Courtyard by Marriott Cleveland University Circle                                                               2021 Cornell Road                                                                                        Cleveland, Ohio 44106

You can also search ‘hotels’ in the University Circle website listed above.

Register for the Symposium

You can now use PayPal to pay for your registration fees and annual dues! Just click on the PayPal icon in the menu bar on the right side of the page and enter your payment amount in the ‘donation’ field. YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT in order to use this payment option. Once you click on the PayPal button on our site, there is a link at the bottom left that will allow you to pay with a credit card.

You must be an MRCG member to attend the Annual Meeting. If you have paid your dues for 2013, then the registration fee is $55. If you have not yet renewed/become a member, the fee is $75. The fee includes lunch on Saturday.

If you are paying for more than one person, please include details about who you are paying for in the ‘Add special instructions to the seller’ field, which will come up before you confirm your payment.

You can also register the old fashioned way by sending us a check. Download the registration form here: Annual Meeting Registration 2013

If you have any questions, please contact the Secretary at mrcg.secretary@gmail.com

More info about the 2013 Annual Meeting will be added to this page as plans develop. Please visit again!

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