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2013 Posters

The posters presented at the 41st Annual Meeting in 2013 are listed below. To read the poster abstracts, download the poster section of the Abstract Book, or download the full Abstract Book on the 41st Annual Meeting main page.

1. Cooperation Creates a Custom Crate: Conservation, Laser Scanning, 3D Milling, and Crate Building Work Together
Lynda Zycherman, Conservator of Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art; and Steven K. O’Banion, Smithsonian Conservation Fellow, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

2. The Use of Menthol as a Temporary Consolidant in Art Conservation
Xiangna Han, Ph. D. Candidate, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Xiao Huang, Professor, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; and Hongjie Luo, Professor, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Shanghai University

3. Negotiating Obsolescence in a Functional Media Sculpture: Nam June Paik’s Untitled (Piano)
Emily Hamilton, Assistant Objects Conservator, Saint Louis Art Museum; and Glenn Wharton, Time-Based Media Conservator, Museum of Modern Art

4. Acetic Acid Off-Gassing in Clamshell Enclosures
Allison Brewer, Undergraduate Candidate for a BFA in Art History, University of Kansas

5. Removing Modern Accretions: Hot-Melt Adhesive, Chewing Gum, and Pressure Sensitive Tape
Rebecca Summerour, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Textile Conservation at the National Museum of the American Indian; Sarah Owens, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Textile Conservation, National Museum of the American Indian; Shannon A. Brogdon-Grantham, member of the Class of 2015, Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation; Marian Kaminitz, Head of Conservation,  National Museum of the American Indian; and Susan Heald, Textile Conservator, National Museum of the American Indian

6. Other Policies for the Archive: Poetic Discourses in Videobrasil Collection
Ana Pato, Ph.D. Student, Department of History at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of São Paulo; and Eduardo de Jesus, Professor, College of Communication and Arts, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

7. Responsible Stewardship: Exploring Sustainability within Conservation
Christian Hernandez, recent graduate, Fashion Institute of Technology

8. When Modern Materials Fail: Rehabilitation of a Taxidermy Orangutan from the Buffalo Museum of Science
Fran Ritchie, Conservation Student, Objects Major, Buffalo State College, Art Conservation Department; Jonathan Thornton, Objects Professor, Buffalo State College, Art Conservation Department; Aaron Shugar, Conservation Scientist, Buffalo State College, Art Conservation Department

9. XRF study of Mexican Iron Gall Inks: An Historical and Geographical Overview of Their Chemistry
Jocelyn Alcantara-Garcia, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Heritage Science for Conservation Program, Johns Hopkins University

10. Beverly Pepper’s Denver Monoliths and Concrete Artificial Rock Construction
Kate Moomaw, Assistant Conservator for Modern and Contemporary Art, Denver Art Museum

11. Contemporary Issues in Conservation: Making Conservation an Accessible Discipline
Jessica Caudill, MA Public History Candidate, East Carolina University; Susanne Grieve, Director of Conservation, East Carolina University

12. Community Engagement in the Conservation of a War Museum Collection
Jennifer O’Connell and Sophie Lewincamp, Centre for Cultural Material Conservation, The University of Melbourne

13. Treatment Considerations of the Double-sided, Oversized Painted Textile: A Case Study of the National Treasure, “Flag of the Formosa Republic”
Jen-Jung Ku, Research Assistant and Conservator, National Museum of Literature, Taiwan; Chou-Chun Lu, Technical Specialist, National Palace Museum, Taiwan

14. Molecular Modeling and Conservation
Erica Stafford, Sarah Balinskas Fine Art Framing

15. pXRF Analyses of Louise Herreshoff’s Paintings in Relation to CdS Degradation Issues
Erich S. Uffelman, Cincinnati Professor of Chemistry at Washington and Lee University; Patricia A. Hobbs, Associate Director/Curator of the University Collections of Art and History, Washington and Lee University; Derek A. G. Barisas, senior Biochemistry major at Washington and Lee University; Jennifer L. Mass, Senior Scientist and Director of the Scientific Research and Analysis Laboratory, Conservation Department, Winterthur Museum

16. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery: Managing Media in the Archive and the Collection
Crystal Sanchez, Moving Image Archivist

17. Does That Root Have an MSDS? Obstacles and Opportunities Observed in Developing a Reference Collection of Historic Organic Colorants
Cindy Connelly Ryan, Preservation and Testing Division, Library of Congress

18. Publishing in Conservation Journals in Latin-America: Achievements, Challenges, and Perspectives in the Contemporary World
Dr. Isabel Medina-González, Senior Conservator, INAH

19. Fat Content in Collagen Based Adhesives: Assumptions and Investigation Results
Sofia Rydell, Assistant Furniture Conservator, Period Furniture Conservation

20. My Friend Flickr: How a Reservoir of 6 Billion Images Can Shape the Work of Restoration
Barbara Mangum, Conservator, Sculpture and Decorative Arts Conservation, LLC

21. Monitoring Museum Collections Environments Using Wireless Technology: A Case Study
Gretchen Anderson, Head of the Conservation Division, Carnegie Museum of Natural History; Paul Kreitler, Project Engineer, Landmark Facilities Group, Inc; and John Lyon, Operations Manager, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

22. Batch Treatment of Special Collection Books
Lauren Calcote, 2012 Graduate of the Art Conservation Department, Buffalo State College

23. Restoring an American Treasure: The Exhibition and Public Conservation of The Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley
Nicole Pizzini, Conservation Technician, Parma Conservation; Heather White, Conservation Technician, Saint Louis Art Museum; Jacqueline Keck, Conservation Intern, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; Mark Bockrath, Paintings Conservator, Barbara A. Buckley & Associates Painting Conservation; and Claire Walker, Assistant Painting Conservator, Saint Louis Art Museum

24. Contextualising the Japanese Textile Collection at RSL ANZAC Village War Museum, Narrabeen to Inform its Display and Long-Term Preservation
Lisa Yeats, Graduate of the Masters of Materials Conservation course, Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, The University of Melbourne, Australia

25. A Paper-Based Alternative to the Oddy Test
Marcie Wiggins, Undergraduate Student, University of Maryland, College Park; and Eric Breitung, Library of Congress, Preservation Research and Testing Division

26. Exploring the Impact of Slag on the Corrosion of Archaeological Iron
Eric Nordgren, PhD candidate, and David Watkinson, Head of Conservation, Cardiff University, UK

27. Reversibility Study of Atomic Layer Deposition Films as Diffusion Barriers for Silver Artifacts
Amy Marquardt, Graduate Research Assistant and PhD candidate, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland; Eric M. Breitung, Library of Congress; Richard Ash; Terry Drayman-Weisser and Glenn Gates, Walters Art Museum; Gary W. Rubloff, and Ray J. Phaneuf, University of Maryland.

28. A Mixed-Media Approach to Digital Fills
Ashley Jehle, Graduate Student in Art Conservation, Buffalo State College; Jonathan Thornton, Professor of Objects Conservation, Buffalo State College; Dan Kushel, Professor Emeritus of Technical Examination and Documentation, Buffalo State College

29. Investigating the Internal Structures of Gessoes with XµCT
Ashley Freeman, Art Conservation Program, Queen’s University; Michael Doutre, Art Conservation Program, Queen’s University; Alison Murray, Art Conservation Program, Queen’s University; George Bevan, Department of Classics, Queen’s University; and Laura Fuster-López, Instituto Universitario de Restauracion del Patrimonio, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

30. Testing Velvet for a William Merritt Chase Shadowbox Frame
Lauren Ross, Senior Conservation Technician for Paintings and Frames,  Baltimore Museum of Art; Miranda Dunn, Pre-Program Conservation Intern at The Baltimore Museum of Art

31. A New Method of Paper Pulp Fills for Drawings Affected by Mold Damage
Marina Ruiz Molina, IMLS Grant Recipient, Metropolitan Museum of Art

32. The Art_Con<server>: How Conservation Professionals Make Use of Online Resources
By the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network

33. Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy of Paint Binding Media
Kathryn A. Dooley, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Washington University, and National Gallery of Art; Carolyn Carta, National Gallery of Art; Julian Rocha, Department of Chemistry, George Washington University; Maya-Jean Pause, Department of Chemistry, George Washington University; John K. Delaney, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Washington University, and National Gallery of Art; Costanza Miliani, CNR-ISTM & SMAArt c/o Università di Perugia, Dipartimento di Chimica; Marcello Picollo, Institute of Applied Physics “Nello Carrara”, National Research Council (IFAC-CNR); Suzanne Lomax, National Gallery of Art; and Murray H. Loew, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The George Washington University

34. Loosening Tightly Bound Records for Digitization
Steven Loew, Book and Paper Conservator, National Archives and Records Administration; and Gail Harriman

35. When Due Diligence isn’t Enough: Revisiting the Question of Case Materials
Julie Lauffenburger, Assistant Director, Division of Conservation and Technical Research, and the William B. Ziff, Jr. Conservator of Objects, Walters Art Museum

36. Conservation of Shelburne Museum’s 1926 Artizan Carousel Organ
Richard. L. Kerschner, Director of Preservation and Conservation; and Nancie Ravenel, Objects Conservation