Art conservation series to be presented in Cleveland

Baroness Katarina Peregrine reports that the Intermuseum Conservation Association will present a free six-part program to "introduce the public to the field of conservation and the wide range of materials and information that conservators work with, while highlighting care and handling of personal artifacts and family heirlooms."

"The lecture series will take place April 17-May 22, 2007 at Cleveland Public Library, Carnegie West Branch."

From the website:

Art Conservation Principles Applied at Home: Care & Handling for the General Public

Please join the staff of the Intermuseum Conservation Association Tuesdays, April 17th to May 22nd, for a FREE six-part program entitled, "Art Conservation Principles Applied at Home."

This series of lectures will introduce the public to the field of conservation and the wide range of materials and information that conservators work with, while highlighting care and handling of personal artifacts and family heirlooms.

The talks will discuss preventive conservation and provide information on practical ways to ensure the long-term stability of artifacts and documents. Ethical standards for the field will also be addressed.

For more information, please contact Nicole Hayes, Field Services Officer, at nhayes@ica-artconservation.org.

Location
Cleveland Public Library, Carnegie West Branch
1900 Fulton Road
Cleveland, OH 44113
216-623-6927
http://www.cpl.org

Dates
Tuesdays, April 17th-May 22nd, 2007
6PM-7PM

Cost
Free of charge

Lecture Topics

  • April 17 Introduction to the Field of Conservation
  • April 24 Easel Paintings
  • May 1 Antique Furniture and Objects (including jewelry, metal)
  • May 8 Paper-Based Materials (including documents, photographs, fine art on paper)
  • May 15 Challenges of Historic Scrapbooks
  • May 22 Textiles (including wall hangings, quilts, tapestries, clothing, rugs, antique dolls)

Lectures will be presented by art conservators from the Intermuseum Conservation Association, a non-profit organization located in Cleveland that provides art conservation, preservation, and education services. See the ICA website for more information.

Intermuseum Conservation Association
2915 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
p: 216-658-8700
f: 216-658-8709