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Friday, June 1 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
(Long-Form Concurrent Session) Lessons from Irma and Harvey: Preparation and Response in the 2017 Hurricane Season

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The Fall of 2017 was one of the most active and dangerous seasons in U.S. Hurricane history. As of this writing, two of the nation's largest cities and most populous states have been affected by storms of record-breaking size and wind strength. This panel brings together conservators from Houston, Texas and Miami, Florida to discuss some of the solutions adopted by institutions, collections, and private conservation studios to prepare for hurricanes Harvey and Irma. We will discuss what worked and what did not, what lessons were learned, and how conservators can respond to incorrect advice that is provided by non-conservators and disseminated widely in media reports. As of this date the panel will consist of: Rosa Lowinger (Moderator) Principal and Chief Conservator, RLA Conservation, Inc. Miami and Los Angeles. Steve Pine (Presenter) Senior Conservator for Decorative Arts, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Rustin Levenson (Presenter) President and Chief Conservator, ArtCare, Inc. Miami, New York, Los Angeles Lauren Hall (Presenter) Conservator, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens One more participant from Houston or another Gulf Coast locale

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Kelly Ciociola

Conservator, Freelance/Private Practice/Self-employed/Independent
Kelly Ciociola holds a 2010 Masters in Historic Preservation with a concentration in materials conservation from the joint program of Clemson University and College of Charleston . A Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation, she presently serves as Senior... Read More →

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Lauren R. Hall-[PA]

Conservator, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Lauren Reynolds Hall is the conservator at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Florida, where she oversees the preservation of a diverse collection of historic structures, decorative art objects, and outdoor sculpture. She holds a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the... Read More →
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Rustin Levenson-[Fellow]

President and Founder, ArtCare Conservation, A Rustin Levenson Company
B.A. Wellesley College; Diploma in Paintings Conservation, Fogg Art Museum, and Harvard University. Conservation staff of the Fogg Museum (1969-1973), the Canadian Conservation Institute (1973-1974); The National Gallery of Canada (1974-1977); and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1977-1980... Read More →

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Steven Pine-[PA]

Senior Decorative Arts Conservator, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Steven Pine is Senior Decorative Arts Conservator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He is a former co-chair of the AIC Emergency Committee and is active in Alliance for Response networks in Texas and New York. He has assisted in recovery assessments and clean up of public and private... Read More →

Friday June 1, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm MDT
Hunters Creek Meeting Room Marriott Marquis Houston