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Thursday, May 31 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
(Private Practice) Getting Results: Tips and Case Study Session for Technical Analysis Resources (Part I) LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

This two-day program will address issues and solutions for obtaining analytical results and material identification for conservators who do not have access to technical equipment or scientific expertise in their studios or laboratories. 

This session will be a selection of tips and case studies presentations of unique solutions to obtaining technical analysis, solutions to interesting problems and tips for  using, and finding services outside of conservation laboratories.

The following panel discussion (Friday, June 1: 12pm to 2pm) will include presentations and discussion on the various models for offering analytical services as well as the pros/cons, ethical and logistical considerations for conducting this kind of research. Speakers will represent various aspects of the process of obtaining analytical services: finding appropriate laboratories, different types of companies/organizations/individuals offering these services, and understanding the issues and limitations of interpreting results. 

The audience is not limited to conservators in private practice, but any individual or organization that does not have these resources.

Preliminary Schedule: (Moderator: Linda Roundhill)

* New Developments with Oddy Testing (Rachael Perkins Arenstein, A.M. Art Conservation, LLC) * Issues with finding regional resources for analysis (Abbott Nixon, West Lake Conservators, Ltd)
* Spectral Analysis for Precise Color Matching (Ulysses Jackson, Golden Artist Colors, Inc.)
* Providing materials testing and analysis for conservators (Lauren Fly, SGS Art Services)
* Using Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)  in private practice (Kerith Koss Schrager, The Found Object Art Conservation)
* Analytical Techniques and Material Identification Tip Flash Session

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Rachael Arenstein

Principal, A.M. Art Conservation, LLC
Rachael Perkins Arenstein is a Professional Associate member of the American Institute for Conservation and Fellow in IIC. She is a principal of A.M. Art Conservation, LLC, the private practice that she co-founded in 2009. She has worked at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, the Smithsonian's... Read More →
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Abbott Nixon

Painting Conservation Assistant & Operations Manager, West Lake Conservators
Abbott received her B.A. in Arts Administration from SUNY Fredonia, where she studied the ephemeral performance art. She received her M.A. in Critical Museum Studies in May 2018, where she focused on the museum management and wrote her Master's thesis on the ethics of material degradation... Read More →
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Kerith Koss Schrager

Head of Conservation, National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Kerith Koss Schrager is an objects conservator and Head of Conservation at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Kerith specializes in occupational health and safety for cultural heritage workers and completed an M.S. in Environmental Health Sciences through the Division o... Read More →

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Ship and Insure

Ship and Insure

Thursday May 31, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm MDT
Montrose Meeting Room Marriott Marquis Houston