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Tuesday, May 29 • 8:15am - Wednesday, May 30 • 5:30pm
Varnishing in the 21st Century FULL

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The introduction of new synthetic low molecular weight (LMW) resins by René de la Rie in the early 1990's, subsequent developments in the field, and discontinued solvents and resins have led to changes in the varnishes available to conservators. Through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and practical sessions, this workshop is designed for paintings conservators seeking to bring their knowledge of varnishes up to date.

Participants will gain knowledge in the characteristics of available, stable resins and solvents and how to evaluate their properties. A conservator's choices will affect the appearance and aging properties of cultural materials in their care. A short reading list will be sent in advance.

Transportation will be provided from the Marriot Marquis Houston each morning and back to the Marriot Marquis Houston following the workshop each evening. The bus will depart from the Marriot at 8:15am.

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Jill Whitten-[PA]

Co-Director/Painting Conservator, Whitten & Proctor Fine Art Conservation
Jill Whitten received a BFA in Painting from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MA and Certificate of Conservation from Buffalo State College, New York, in 1992. Her work in the field of art conservation includes a collaboration with the National Gallery of Art and the J.Paul... Read More →
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Robert Proctor-[PA]

Co-Director, Whitten & Proctor Fine Art Conservation
Robert G. Proctor Jr. is a painting conservator in Houston, Texas. He has worked on numerous public murals and has developed a variety of structural techniques for minimal intervention. He teaches about varnishes and thread-by-thread tear re-weaving at U.S. conservation programs and... Read More →

Tuesday May 29, 2018 8:15am - Wednesday May 30, 2018 5:30pm MDT
Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006
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