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Dr. Jocelyn Alcantara Garcia

Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
Assistant Professor
Newark, DE
Jocelyn Alcántara-García joined the WUDPAC program in the fall of 2014 after working for about five years in interdisciplinary projects (predominantly in Mexico, where she was born). All projects were conducted in close collaboration with conservators and scientists, and included the examination of iron gall inks, archaeological organic materials and seashells, research on degradation of certain conservation and restoration materials, investigation for the development of novel methodologies for paper stabilization as well as identification of binding media in pre-Columbian wall paintings and non-destructive examination of archival material.

Jocelyn studied Conservation for two years at the National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography (ENCRyM) and received a B. A. in Chemistry from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2005. In 2009 she received her Ph. D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the same institution, nominated as candidate for the Alfonso Caso Medal.

She has been awarded with grants such as a young scientists’ start-up grant from the Mexico City government (ICyT-DF) and an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. She has completed an internship at the Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic (polymers), training in contemporary art analysis at the National Museum of Contemporary Art Reina Sofia in Spain, postdoctoral research at Johns Hopkins University and numerous trainings in different areas of conservation and chemical education.

Although her research has been predominantly on archival and cellulosic materials, her research interests span beyond these: from contemporary works of art to the study of underwater archaeological remains to historical toys; and from the study of historical restorations to the development of better treatments for the preservation of cultural heritage.
Wednesday, May 30
 

9:00am

1:30pm

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4:30pm

 
Thursday, May 31
 

9:00am

2:00pm

2:30pm

3:00pm

4:00pm

4:30pm

5:00pm

6:30pm

9:00pm

 
Friday, June 1
 

8:30am

9:00am

9:30am

10:30am

11:00am

11:30am

12:00pm

3:30pm

02. (Objects) Electroplated silver during a re-lacquering campaign at Winterthur: treatment and analytical insights Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Tia Polidori • Katelyn Rovito • Rosie Grayburn 03. (Objects) THEOPHILUS ON THE HARDENING OF STEEL FILES Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Katrina Zacharias • Dr. Aaron Shugar • Jonathan Thornton 04. (Wooden Artifacts) Investigating the Renaissance Marriage Chest: A Study of the Methods and Materials Used in the Construction of Two Florentine Cassoni from the Workshop of Paolo Uccello Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Sydney Beall • Irma Passeri 06. (Book and Paper) Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Treatment of a board game with iron corrosion Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session) 09. (Book and Paper) An Experimental Gel-Based Treatment of Iron Gall Ink Corrosion Halos: Sodium Metabisulfite and Diethylene Triamine Pentaacetic Acid Solution in Agarose Gel Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Kelly M Conlin • Rosaleen Hill • Alison Murray 11. (Archaeological Conservation) Conservation in a Changing Climate: Examining the Effects of Ocean Acidification on Submerged Wooden Artifacts Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Annabelle Fichtner 12. (Textiles) A preliminary evaluation of lining and surface patching techniques for doped aircraft fabric Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Lauren M. Gottschlich • Lauren Horelick 13. (Research and Technical Studies) Sticking with it: Following up on HSC’s effort to develop a user-driven adhesives database Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Andrea KI Hall • Andrea KI Hall • Molly McGath • Dr. Patricia McGuiggan 14. (Research and Technical Studies) Gamma Radiation of Cultural Heritage in Disaster Response Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Molly McGath • Jenn Foltz Cruickshank • Andrea KI Hall • Dr. Patricia McGuiggan 16. (Textiles) Using SEM to Examine Metal Threads from the King's Bed (1672) at Knole House Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Erin Murphy 23. (Collection Care) Biblio-Archaeology: A Codicological Inventory, Condition Survey and Preservation Needs Assessment of Pre-Modern Codices and Incunabula in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection of the OSU... Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Danielle Demmerle 24. (Book and Paper) Pineapple Paper - A New Material from Taiwan for Paper Conservation Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Ting-Fu Fan 27. (Research and Technical Studies) The Permeation of Vapors through Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) films Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Dr. Patricia McGuiggan • Andrea KI Hall • Molly McGath • Bill Minter 31. (Research and Technical Studies) Degradation makers of cellulose acetate during aging Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Liu Liu • Lukasz Bratasz 40. (Book and Paper) Extraction and Analysis of DNA from Renaissance-Style Prepared Paper Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Manija Kazmi • Thomas P. Sakmar • Karina C. Åberg • Thomas Huber • Rhonda K. Roby
 
Saturday, June 2
 

10:00am

10:30am

11:00am

11:30am

12:00pm

2:30pm