Thu, Jan 13, 2022

1 PM – 3 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Join conservators Gillian Marcus (Preventive Conservator at Princeton University Library) and Bart Devolder (Chief Conservator at Princeton University Art Museum) as we explore ways to integrate preservation principles into your art practice. This workshop is for anyone who would like to learn more about best practices for selecting stable materials, storing artwork safely, and protecting objects from exposure to extremes in light, temperature, and humidity. Topics will include navigating manufacturers├óÔé¼Ôäó terminology, understanding art material standards and lightfastness ratings, planning storage and housing, managing the environment, and mitigating issues related to exhibition. Participants will be guided to preservation resources for artists and invited to ask questions about the materials they use in their own practice.

What to expect:
Single workshop (one-off workshop ├óÔé¼ÔÇ£ 2 hours total)

Meet the facilitator:
Gillian Marcus is the Preventive Conservator at Princeton University Library. She received an M.A. in Conservation of Art on Paper from Camberwell College of Arts and a B.A. in Photography from the London College of Communication. Prior to joining PUL, she worked at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and in private conservation labs in the UK and US. Gillian has held internships at the Black Cultural Archives, the Royal Collection Trust, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Centre for Photographic Conservation. She is a board moderator for the Materials Information and Technical Resources for Artists (MITRA) initiative and Outreach Officer for the American Institute for Conservation Collection Care Network. Bart J.C. Devolder is Chief Conservator at PUAM. He received his M.A. in painting conservation from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium, in 2002. He has held several internships and fellowships, including the the Mus├â┬®e du Louvre, Paris; Harvard University Art Museums (2003├óÔé¼ÔÇ£4); and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (2004├óÔé¼ÔÇ£7). Bart has worked for the Kimbell Art Museum and Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas. Before joining PUAM, Bart was the on-site coordinator and painting conservator for the restoration of the Ghent Altarpiece by the brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck (2012├óÔé¼ÔÇ£18).

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**Please note that this session is virtual; you will receive a Zoom link a few days prior to the session**

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