Saturday, June 2 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm
(Book and Paper + Electronic Media) Preserving the Protest: Collection and Care of Social Movement Archives [Archives Conservation Discussion Group]

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The Archives Conservation Discussion Group (ACDG) and the Electronic Media Group (EMG) will host a panel presentation and discussion session addressing the preservation of physical and digital objects used in political demonstrations and social movements.

Materials produced and used during protest marches, vigils, and political actions tend to be ephemeral - made and used on-the-fly with available, inexpensive materials - and are often exposed to a range of environmental hazards prior to entering collections. Digital media - from live video streaming to social media posts to smartphone photos - have become integral to contemporary protest movements and require innovative approaches to preservation and access.

Presentations and Panelists:

  • Preserving Artifacts of Free Speech: Simple Solutions for Buttons, T-shirts, and Bumper Stickers
    Whitney Baker, Head, Conservation Services, University of Kansas Libraries
  • The History, Evolution, and Growth of Digital Printing Technologies and Materials Correlated with Major Political and Social Movements and Events over the Last Three Decades
    Daniel Burge, Senior Research Scientist, Image Permanence Institute
  • Moldy Oldies: Saving Historic Audiotapes with Digitization & Organic Particle Masks
    Kim R. Du Boise, President & Senior Photograph Conservator of PhotoArts Imaging Professionals, LLC., and Roy Canizaro, VP and Electronic and Time-based Media Conservator forPhotoArts Imaging Professionals, LLC
  • Making Social Movements Accessible at Media Burn Archive
    Dan Erdman, Video Archivist, Media Burn Archive
  • Caught Up in the Current: Documenting, Preserving,and Digitizing Political Protest Ephemera
    Cher Schneider, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Senior Conservator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Discussion topics will include:

  • Documenting and collecting in "real time" as events unfold
  • Preserving and making accessible materials which are being used as part of direct political action
  • Correlations between social movements and the use of contemporary materials
  • Storage and treatment of ephemeral materials
  • Creative housing solutions for oversized and 3-dimensional objects
  • Navigating issues of provenance, copyright and metadata
  • Collaborating with activists and community organizations
  • Addressing condition issues resulting from environmental exposure

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Kim R. Du Boise-[PA]

President; Senior Photograph Conservator, PhotoArts Imaging Professionals, LLC
Kim R. Du Boise has over 40 years’ experience with art, photography, and photographic materials as a photographer, university/college instructor, printmaker & conservator. Kim developed the art department at Pearl River Community College in 1987-1994 and a BFA curriculum in Photography... Read More →
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Stephanie I. Gowler

Conservator, Indiana Historical Society
Stephanie Gowler is Paper Conservator at the Indiana Historical Society. She holds a BA in English Literature from Earlham College, an MLIS and a Certificate in Book Arts from the University of Iowa, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Conservation from the University of Texas... Read More →
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Dawn Mankowski

Conservator, NYU Libraries
Dawn Mankowski is a 2013 graduate of the Buffalo State College program in Art Conservation. She is currently a Special Collections Conservator at NYU Libraries. She was previously the Book and Paper Conservator for the New York State Archives, Library, and Museum. Dawn also served... Read More →
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Flavia Perugini

Conservator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Flavia Perugini was born and raised in Italy where she trained and worked as an architect after graduating with Laurea in Architecture (equivalent of MS), from the University of Florence, Italy, in 1986. She enrolled in the three-year graduate conservation program at London Guildhall... Read More →
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Crystal Sanchez

Conservator, Smithsonian Institution
Crystal Sanchez is a media archivist at the Smithsonian Institution on the Digital Asset Management System (DAMS), working with digital collections from across the Smithsonian’s diverse Museums, Archives, Libraries, Research Centers, and the Zoo. She has Masters degrees from New... Read More →

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Whitney Baker-[PA]

Head of Conservation, University of Kansas Libraries
Whitney Baker is Head of Conservation Services at the University of Kansas Libraries, where she has worked since 2002. Since 2004 she has taught the preventive conservation class in the graduate program in Museum Studies at the University of Kansas. She holds an MLIS and Advanced... Read More →
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Daniel Burge

Senior Research Scientist, Rochester Institute of Technology
Daniel M. Burge, Senior Research Scientist, has been a full-time member of the Image Permanence Institute (IPI) staff for the last 25 years. He received his B.S. degree in Imaging and Photographic Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1991. He managed IPI's enclosure... Read More →
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Roy T. Canizaro

Vice President, Electronic & Time-based Media Conservator, PhotoArts Imaging Professionals, LLC
Roy T. Canizaro has worked with and tested photography, movie films and photographic materials for over four decades as a photographer, videographer, electronics technician, and conservator. He is a partner and senior Electronic Media conservator at PhotoArts Imaging Professionals... Read More →
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Dan Erdman

Librarian/Archivist, Media Burn
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Cher Schneider-[PA]

Head of Paper Conservation, ICA-Art Conservation
Cher Schneider works at ICA in Cleveland as Head of Paper Conservation. She previously was Juanita J. and robert E. Simpson Senior Conservator at The University of Illinois. Prior to that she worked as the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Paper Conservation at The Art Institute of Chicago... Read More →

Saturday June 2, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Texas Ballroom E Marriott Marquis Houston

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