The Midwest Regional Conservation Guild
The Midwest Art Conservation Center
October 17-19, 2014
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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.
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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
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Friday October 17
5:00 – 7:00 pm Opening Reception in the Crosby Conference Room at the Walker Art Center.
The Walker galleries will be open until 10:00 pm in celebration of their 75th Anniversary.
Saturday and Sunday activities will all take place at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA). There are several pay parking lots available on 3rd Avenue South, however free all-day on street parking is available on the North side of West 24th Street and on Stevens Avenue South.
The symposium is being held in the Friends Community Room, which is located inside the Target Wing of the MIA. The Target Wing has its own entrance which is accessible through the 3rd Avenue South entrance or from Stevens Avenue (see map)
The MIA is located one mile south of the conference hotels on 3rd Avenue.
We regret that we are unable to provide coffee or snacks during the morning breaks; however, Dogwood coffee is available at the MIA starting at 10:00 on Saturday and 11:00 on Sunday.
Saturday October 18
8:30 – 9:00 am Registration
8:55 am Welcome from the MRCG President, Megan Emery
9:00 – 11:50 pm Morning talks:
- What We Still Don’t Know About Artist Paint (Mark Golden, CEO and Founder Golden Artist Colors)
- The Artist’s Mystique: A Materials Study of Chuck Wood’s Casein “Oil Paintings” (Kate Aguirre, Pre-program Intern, Kuniej Berry Associates, LLC)
- Mixed Media: Conservation of the Communications Collection at The Henry Ford (Jessica Lafrance-Hwang, Project Conservator, The Henry Ford; Cayla Osgood, Conservation Specialist, The Henry Ford; Clara Deck, Senior Conservator, The Henry Ford)
- Recovering Old Techniques for Cultural Heritage Conservation (Rocio Prieto, Technical Director of Workshop, Royal Patrimony, Spain)
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch (provided at the restaurant Jasmine 26)
1:30 – 3:10 pm Afternoon talks:
- Report on Condition Survey and Risk Assessment of Agnes Etherington Art Center of Queen’s University Collection of Canadian Costume (Patricia Ewer, Textile Objects Conservation, LLC )
- Documenting Public Art in the 21st Century (Arianna Carini, Post-Graduate Fellow, Richard McCoy and Associates)
- Rembrandt’s Portrait of a Woman: Mapping Condition Issues, Cleaning, and Inpainting (Dean Yoder, Conservator of Paintings, Cleveland Museum of Art)
- Pros and Cons of Using a New Portable CT Scanner to 3-D Scan Artworks at the Detroit Institute of Arts (John Steele, Conservator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Detroit Institute of Arts)
- Using 3-D Laser Scanning in the Reproduction of Taliesin’s Sculpture Flower in a Crannied Wall (Nicole Grabow, Objects Conservator, Midwest Art Conservation Center)
3:15 – 4:00 Tour of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design 3D Printing Lab
4:00 – 5:00 Networking event for Emerging Professionals
5:00 – 7:00 pm Reception at the Midwest Art Conservation Center
Sunday October 19
9:00 – 10:40 am Morning talks:
- Volatile Binding Media: Exploring Alternatives to Cyclododecane for Archaeological Block Lifting (Katherine Langdon, Buffalo State College Class of 2014; Dr. Aaron N. Shugar, Andrew W. Mellon Professor at BSC; Lucy-Anne Skinner, Andrew W. Mellon Teaching Resident in Conservation Education at BSC)
- Where Does Restoration Go Too Far and Conservation Not Far Enough: Case Studies of Civil War Flags (Jennifer Hein, Historic Collections Preservation Conservator, Indiana War Memorial Military History Museum)
- Through “Hell” and Back: Max Beckmann’s Work on Paper in the Collection of the Saint Louis Art Museum (Yelizaveta (Liz) Sorokin, Graduate Intern in Paper Conservation in the Department of Prints and Drawings, Art Institute of Chicago, Third Year Masters Candidate in Art Conservation with a specialization in Art on Paper, Buffalo State - State University of New York, Expected Completion Fall 2015)
- The Adopt A Painting Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Nicole Wankel, Assistant Curator, Paintings Department, Minneapolis Institute of Arts)
10:40 – 12:00 pm Business Meeting
12:00 pm Adjourn
Our room blocks have expired. However, we are still eligible for a group discount at the Best Western for as long as there are rooms available. The rates are confirmed for up to two people per room, additional guests are charged an additional $10.00 per night/per person. Room rates also do not include state and local taxes, presently at 13.4%.
Please refer to the MRCG Annual Meeting when making your reservations to receive the group rate.
Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites
405 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
30 Rooms reserved with a choice of 2 Queens, 1 King, or a King Suite
$94.00/night for a room with 2 Queens or 1 King
$109.00/night for a King Suite
Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown
1101 4th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
20 Rooms reserved all with 2 Queen Beds