Posted on: September 2, 2014
This week’s contributing blogger, Pamela Johnson, is a second-year Graduate Fellow in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, specializing in paintings conservation. Prior to attending graduate school, she spent five and a half years working in the Exhibits and Conservation Departments at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
At my first artist interview, [...]
Posted on: August 18, 2014
This week’s contributing blogger, Tatiana Ausema, is a Research Conservator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and a PhD candidate in Preservation Studies at University of Delaware. Her research focuses on the materials and techniques of Morris Louis.
In May 2003, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden received one of the first conservation [...]
Posted on: July 21, 2014
This week’s contributing blogger, Kimberly Sørensen, received her MA in decorative arts, design history, and material culture from the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. She now works as a 20th Century cataloguer at Rago Auctions in Lambertville, NJ.
The role art conservation plays in the marketplace is a delicate balancing act of deadlines, [...]
Posted on: July 7, 2014
This week’s return contributing blogger, Claire Curran, recently completed her second year at Winterthur and is spending her summer work project in Copenhagen at the Statens Museum for Kunst and the National Museum of Denmark. She looks forward to beginning her third year at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
As a part of [...]
Posted on: June 11, 2014
This week’s returning contributing writer, Jessica Ford, is a graduate fellow in paintings conservation at Winterthur/University of Delaware. She is fulfilling her third-year internship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and after graduating this summer will begin a Mellon Fellowship at the Brooklyn Museum in the fall.
My final year as a graduate student [...]
Posted on: May 7, 2014
Kristin Robinson graduated from the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU in 2012 and currently holds the position of painting conservator at Cranmer Art Group in NYC, where she specializes in the examination and treatment of modern and contemporary paintings.
At the end of March, INCCA-North America held a two day [...]
Posted on: April 21, 2014
Alli Jessing is a Programs Coordinator for the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum, working with film and media art. She holds an MFA in Film Studies from Boston University and currently serves as the Principle Investigator for the Smithsonian’s Time-Based Media and Digital Art Working Group.
As artists experiment with [...]
Posted on: March 27, 2014
Christie Mitchell is a curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Prior to earning an MA at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, she was a research assistant for the publication and exhibition Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface, at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
On a Saturday morning in the [...]
Posted on: March 12, 2014
This week’s contributing blogger, Amanda Norbutus, is the Mendel Science post-doctoral fellow in chemistry at Villanova University. Her dissertation research focused on UV-protective coatings for outdoor painted surfaces as well as on the creation and conservation of modern public murals as part of the Preservation Studies Program at the University of Delaware in 2012.
Posted on: February 24, 2014
This week’s contributing blogger, Nick Kaplan, is the Collections Assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Starting as an intern in 2012, he has been involved with the museum’s artist interview project since it began.
In the fall of 2012, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden launched its artist interview program Capturing the Contemporary, lead by [...]
Posted on: February 12, 2014
This week’s contributing blogger, Samantha Owens, is an emerging conservator who has completed internships at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Museum of Modern Art. This spring, she will work on the Shelburne Museum’s Gustav Dentzel Company carousel project.
On January 9 of this year, the Washington Conservation Guild held their annual [...]