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Friday, June 1 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
(Private Practice) The Science of Things: Theory and Practice for Obtaining Independent Technical Results (Part II) LIMITED

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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 panel discussion 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. Audience participation will be encouraged with a moderated discussion following brief presentations.

The panel discussion will be a follow-up discussion to selection of tips and case studies presented on the first day of the program (Thursday, May 31: 12:00pm to 2pm)

The audience is not limited to conservators in private practice, but any individual or organization that does not have these resources. Topics include:
obtaining free and affordable technical analyses from labs and regional sources, accurate and affordable color-matching without a spectrometer, DIY Oddy testing and RTI, and using local medical facilities for radiography

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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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Dr. Kristin deGhetaldi-[PA]

deGhetaldi Fine Art Restoration, LLC
Kristin de Ghetaldi is a painting conservator who graduated in 2008 with a Master of Science degree from the Winterthur/University of Delaware program in Conservation. She recently obtained her PhD in Preservation Studies from the University of Delaware and completed a three-year... Read More →
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Emily MacDonald Korth

President and Chief Analyst, Longevity Art Preservation, LLC and Art Preservation Index/APIx, LLC
Emily MacDonald-Korth is an art preservation specialist working in art conservation and research, fine art and collections consulting, and historic paint analysis. MacDonald-Korth has worked on conservation and technical analysis projects across the United States, in China, and in... Read More →
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Nica Gutman Rieppi-[PA]

Conservator, Art Analysis & Research (AA&R)
Nica Gutman Rieppi is Principal Investigator for Art Analysis and Research (US). Working with conservators, appraisers, art advisors, auction houses and private collectors, she has over 20 years of experience in the field of art forensics. She obtained dual Master of Arts degrees... Read More →
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Marc Sebastian Walton

Co-Director, Research Professor, Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts
Marc Walton joined the Northwestern University / Art Institute of Chicago Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts in 2013 as its inaugural Senior Scientist and as a Research Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. In January of 2018, he was appointed... Read More →

Friday June 1, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Montrose Meeting Room Marriott Marquis Houston