Color Theory for Conservators - 2 Day Workshop
The New England Conservation Association (NECA), in collaboration with Dartmouth College Library
Preservation Services, is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop Color Theory for Conservators,
taught by bookbinder and painter, Julia Rabin.
Location: Dartmouth College Library Preservation Lab, Hanover, NH
Date: August 8-9, 2019
Cost: $60 NECA members; $85 non-members (includes $25 NECA annual membership)
Deadline: Register by July 8, 2019
Please join us to learn about color theory, mixing colors and color matching for repair and other applicable conservation uses with bookbinder and painter Julia L. Rabin. In this class you will learn how to paint cloth, paper and tissue for repairs, and how different paints and techniques offer lasting archival solutions to your conservation practice.
We will cover an overview of color theory, mixing colors, and build with layers of color to create desired effects and harmonious outcomes. There will be ample time for practice and you will have samples to take home.
Julia L. Rabin holds a degree from the University of Massachusetts and the London City and Guilds' Advanced Craft Certificate in Decorative painting and conservation. After operating an architectural paint conservation business and teaching decorative painting for 12 years, Julia decided to change direction. Since 2000, Julia has focused exclusively on bookbinding with Peter Geraty at the Praxis Bindery.
Limit 15 participants. A list of recommended lodging, restaurants, and thing to do in the Upper Valley Region will be provided following registration. A limited number of free rooms with local conservators may be available.
Please email Carolyn Frisa at email@example.com to reserve your spot and coordinate
payment. NECA membership must be up-to-date to register for the workshop.
2-Day Workshop, September 13-14, 2019
“The Use of Gels for Stain Reduction in Paper Based Objects”
with Daria Keynan, NYC
NECA is pleased to offer this advanced-level workshop to its members, with financial support from the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation.
Daria Keynan is a paper conservator in private practice in New York City, specializing in conservation of modern and contemporary art, one of the first conservators in the US to have embraced and perfected the use of gels in paper conservation. Hosted by the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, the workshop will be held in the Society’s new conservation lab, designed by Samuel Anderson Architects of NYC.
The workshop will provide both theoretical background and practical experience with polysaccharide and synthetic gels and pH and Conductivity adjusted water. Participants will develop an understanding of the gels’ physical and chemical properties and how they can be tailored to suit a specific treatment. The workshop will begin with an introduction to the chemistry and mechanics of gels and working properties of adjusted waters, followed by demonstrations of preparation and application. Significant time will be dedicated to hands-on work with expendable paper objects and mock-ups. There are many possible applications yet to be explored for these materials, and this workshop is intended to provide an introduction to their current and potential uses.
The workshop is available to NECA members only; if you wish to join see this link: http://www.necaconservation.org/join-or-renew.html
As the workshop is supported by FAIC funding, pricing is as follows:
NECA members, who belong to AIC: $500
NECA members, who do not belong to AIC: $550
(AIC membership is not a requirement)
The workshop is limited to 12 participants; the registration is deadline is August 9, 2019. To guarantee your spot, payment in full, with completed registration form, must be received by that date. Checks should be made out to NECA and mailed to Babette Gehnrich (address below). Registrants will receive written confirmation.
For any questions and to submit your registration & payment please be in touch with
American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Harvard Art Museums Gallery Tour
On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 3:30-5:00pm, please join us at the Harvard Art Museums for a meeting focusing on the special exhibition, Prince Shōtoku: The Secrets Within. Conservators Angela Chang and Penley Knipe from the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies will share their collaborative research on the sculpture of Prince Shōtoku at Age Two and its cache of more than 70 objects from its hollow body cavity. More information about the exhibition can be found here.
The meeting will take the form of a gallery tour and space is limited. Please RSVP to Anne Schaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Details for museum entry and parking will be sent along with confirmation of your spot.
The tour should last about 45 minutes, with time afterwards to roam the museum. At 5pm we’ll head out for some socializing at Grafton Street Pub!
We hope you can join us for this special members-only tour.
Special Tour of “The Bauhaus and Harvard” and “Hans Arp’s Constellations II | Harvard Art Museums”
On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 3:30-5:00pm, please join us at the Harvard Art Museums for a meeting featuring collaborative projects for the special exhibitions, “The Bauhaus and Harvard” and “Hans Arp’s Constellations II | Harvard Art Museums.” Curators Laura Muir and Melissa Venator will introduce the exhibitions. Conservators and conservation scientists from the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies will share collaborative research and treatment projects supporting this show. More information about these two exhibitions can be found here
The meeting will take the form of a gallery tour and space is limited. Please RSVP to Alison Cariens: Alison_cariens@harvard.edu. Details for museum entry
and parking will be sent along with confirmation of your spot.
We are encouraging socializing with a drink afterwards at Grafton Street Pub!
We hope you can join us for this special members-only tour.
New England Conservation Association’s
Annual Regional Intern/Fellow Presentations
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Old Schwamb Mill • 17 Mill Lane, Arlington, MA 02476 https://www.oldschwambmill.org/main.html
*Make sure you go to 17 Mill Lane and NOT 17 Mill Street*
Refreshments at 5:30 pm
Presentations from 6:15 – 8:00 pm
Bringing Bric-a-Brac Back: The Reinstallation of Mrs. Gardner's Vatichino
Kaeley Ferguson, Objects and Paintings Conservation Technician, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
Longfellow Yellow: Unraveling the Secrets of a Bright and Long-Lasting Dye
Kenna Libes, Conservation Intern at Museum Textile Services (Andover, MA) and Master's Student in Public Humanities at Brown University.
When Bauhaus is Our House: Objects Conservation in the Gropius House, Lincoln MA
Megan Creamer, Post-graduate Mellon Fellow, Historic New England.
Connecting through Collections: Cultural Heritage Preservation in Puerto Rico
Clara Huisman, Graduate Fellow in Library and Archives Conservation at SUNY Buffalo State.
Please RSVP to Jess Chloros at email@example.com
Leading Locally: Non-Profit and Preservation Management Strategies for Historic Properties
This series of workshops will be hosted by Historic New England on May 3, 10, and 31, 2019 in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Please see our Upcoming Workshops page for more details.