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Working with Disaster Recovery Companies
Hear from National Heritage Responders co-chair, Tara Kennedy, and Belfor representatives, Vernon Duty and Kirk Lively, during a 60-minute webinar on "Working with Disaster Recovery Companies." Send any questions you have for Tara, Vernon, and Kirk to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the webinar.
Preservation Services Librarian at Yale University Library
Tara Kennedy is the Preservation Services Librarian at Yale University Library. She holds a MLIS and a certificate of advanced studies in Library and Archives Conservation from the University of Texas at Austin, an MS in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven, and a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Northwestern University. Before coming to Yale, she interned at the National Archives, and worked at the Smithsonian and the Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She is a Professional Associate with the American Institute of Conservation (AIC). She is co-chair of the AIC National Heritage Responders Working Group, and chair of the AIC Health and Safety Committee. Outside of her preservation work, she is a volunteer for the Doe Network, the Online International Center for Unidentified and Missing Persons.
Contains 7 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/14/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Connect with your fellow members!
Our Monthly Member Meetup is a new series of hour-long monthly events that we’ll host every second Friday at 2pm ET, through at least June 2022. Topics may include fiction in conservation, your favorite tools, introductions to our various committees and groups, and more. Our goal is to offer you a social outlet and way to connect with other members, especially after the isolation of the pandemic. (Join us, introverts!) We welcome suggestions for topics and guest hosts! Send us your ideas at email@example.com.
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In this course students will learn about the specific deterioration risk factors for collection materials, how materials deteriorate and what practical steps can be taken to improve storage conditions and promote long-term preservation for institutions of various sizes and collection materials.
With the vast majority institution’s collections in storage rather than on display, understanding the 10 Agents of Deterioration and the way that they affect different collection materials is at the core of a risk management approach to preventive care. In this course students will learn about the specific deterioration risk factors for collection materials, how materials deteriorate and what practical steps can be taken to improve storage conditions and promote long-term preservation for institutions of various sizes and collection materials. Information from the recently published Storage at a Glance chapters in the 2019 Preventive Conservation: Collection Storage edited by Lisa Elkin and Christopher A. Norris will be featured along with other resources and materials.
By the end of the course participants will:
- Understand the matrix graphics in the Storage at a Glance chapters in the Preventive Care: Collection Storage volume.
- Have an understanding of the risks caused by various agents of deterioration for a range of collection materials.
- Be able to identify the greatest deterioration risks for materials in their storage areas Know which chapters in the Storage volume contain information to best address the storage needs of various materials.
- Devise practical improvements for their storage needs.
- Be familiar with a range of complementary resources to address storage needs.
Webinar 1 – Risk Management Approach to Storage
Materials to be covered: Overview of Storage issues, Storage at a Glance, and book resources
-Lead Presenter: Rachael Arenstein
-Date: October 13, 2022 1pm-230pm ET
Webinar 2 - Natural Science Collections
Materials to be covered: Keratin, Skin/Leather, Fossils/Minerals
-Lead Presenter: Fran Ritchie
-Contributor: Stephanie Hornbeck
-Date: October 20, 2022 1pm-230pm ET
Webinar 3 – Fine Arts Collections
Materials to be covered: Paintings (traditional & non-traditional), Fine Art Photos
-Lead Presenter: Sarah Stafford-Ricci
-Contributor: Paul Messier
-Date: October 27, 2022 1pm-230pm ET
Webinar 4 - Humanities Collections
Materials to be covered: Textiles
-Lead Presenter: TBD
-Contributor: Ann Frisina
-Date: November 10, 2022 1pm-230pm ET
Webinar 5 – Libraries and Archives
Materials to be covered: Book/Paper, Film / Negatives, Electronic Media
-Lead Presenter: Tara Kennedy
-Contributor: Andrew Robb
-Date: November 17, 2022 1pm-230pm ET
All sessions will be recorded and available on-demand the following day.
Coordinator Rachael Perkins Arenstein is a Professional Associate member of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) and began her career working in museums at the age of 15. She has worked at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She completed internships at the British Museum and the Israel Museum as well as other international institutions. Rachael’s degree in art conservation is from the University of London where she studied at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. She received her B.A. in Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology from Cornell University where she wrote her honors thesis on the Dendrochronological analysis of an Urartian archaeological site. She has excavated at Tel Miqne-Ekron in Israel and has been the on-site conservator for Tel Gezer excavations. Rachael was in private practice for four years before co-founding A.M. Art Conservation, LLC in 2009. In addition, she is active in several professional organizations including positions as the e-Editor for the AIC and the Co-Chair of the MuseumPests Working Group.
Early Bird Fee: $99 (before October 1)
Registration Fee: $149*
Connecting to Collections Care courses are made possible in part by generous support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Rachael Perkins Arenstein (Moderator)
Rachael Perkins Arenstein is a partner in A.M. Art Conservation, LLC a private practice in the New York area with a specialization in preventive care. She has implemented and conducted IPM programs in institutions of various sizes in the U.S. and abroad. She worked on the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian Move Project and its extensive pest management program from 2001-2004. She is a founding member and current Co-Chair of the Integrated Pest Management Working Group which created and supports the www.museumpests.net website and the PestList listserv. She has held positions at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, NMAI, the Peabody Museum of Art & Archaeology, the American Museum of Natural History amongst others. Her conservation degree is from the Institute of Archaeology, University of London.
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JAIC's Editorial Board shares tips and experiences related to scholarly writing.
This session will cover a variety of topics on scholarly writing for conservation. Join us and bring your questions related to publishing in a scholarly journal.
- Julio M. del Hoyo, Editor-in-Chief will present an overview of JAIC.
- Catherine Stephens, JAIC Associate Editor, will cover “References in Journal Articles: Why They’re Important & When to Use Them.”
- Corina Rogge, JAIC Associate Editor, will present “Navigating the Stormy Seas of Authorship.”
- Lastly George Cooper, Managing Editor, Journals Anthropology, Conservation, Museum Studies & Heritage at Taylor & Francis, will discuss “T&F Plagiarism Policies and Guidance for Authors.”
We will hold time for Q&A at the end of the session.
Julio M. del Hoyo
National Museum in Krakow
Julio M. del Hoyo-Meléndez holds a PhD in science and conservation of cultural heritage from the Department of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. He received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico and the University of Houston, respectively. He was a graduate intern in the Museum Research Laboratory of the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, USA from 2005 to 2006. In 2007, he was awarded a predoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute in Maryland (USA) for conducting research on the action of light on cultural heritage materials. He is the Head the Laboratory of Analysis and Non-Destructive Investigation of Heritage Objects of the National Museum in Krakow in Poland. He is the Editor-in-Chief of JAIC.
JAIC Associate Editor
Museum of Modern Art
Catherine H. Stephens is the Sally and Michael Gordon Conservation Scientist in the David Booth Conservation Department at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). She works with colleagues across the Museum to protect and understand the collection. Prior to joining MoMA, she worked as a preventive conservation scientist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a research-based conservation scientist at both the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage at Yale University and the Art Conservation Research Center at Carnegie Mellon University. She holds a PhD in macromolecular science and engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and two BAs, in chemistry and art history, from SUNY Geneseo.
JAIC Associate Editor
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Menil Collection
Corina E. Rogge is the Andrew W. Mellon Research Scientist at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Menil Collection. She earned a B.A. in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College, a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Yale University and held postdoctoral positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center (Houston). Before joining the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, she was the Andrew W. Mellon assistant professor in Conservation Science in the Department of Art Conservation at State University of New York Buffalo State. She is currently serving as the Vice-President of the American Institute for Conservation and is a Fellow of that organization and an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation.
Journals Anthropology, Conservation, Museum Studies & Heritage at Taylor & Francis
George Cooper is Managing Editor for Anthropology, Conservation, Museum Studies & Heritage journals atand a PhD candidate at in the .
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Wooden Artifacts Specialty Group 2022 Business Meeting
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Electronic Media Specialty Group 2022 Business Meeting