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2014 Posters

  • Below are the posters presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting in 2014.
  • We will add posters to this list as we receive them. The title will appear bold when a pdf is available.
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  • Read the poster abstracts in the document below.

1.     Review of Shipping Containers as Storage Options for Cultural Properties and Suggested Low-Cost Solutions for their Improvement, Phase I
Geneva J. Griswold and Ayesha Fuentes, third year students, UCLA/Getty Program on the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Objects

2.     RTI in Paper Conservation: A Review of Current Practices and Applications
Angela Campbell, Assistant Conservator, and Lisa Conte, Assistant Paper Conservator, at the Sherman Fairchild Center for Works on Paper and Photograph Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3.     The Role of Temperature on the Loss of Physical and Optical Properties of Newsprint: An Assessment of Deacidification and Subzero Freezer Storage for the Long-Term Preservation of Newspapers in their Original Form
Henry Wilhelm, co-founder and director of research at Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc.; John Baty, Assistant Research Professor and Heritage Science for Conservation Scientist, Johns Hopkins University; and Andrew Han, Materials Science and Engineering Student, Johns Hopkins University

4.     From Pen to Press to Paper—McCutcheon’s Political Cartoons and How They Were Printed
Allison Holcomb, Conservation Fellow, Northwestern University Library

5.     Preserving Decorative Metalwork at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Fiona Graham, MAC, CAPC, CAHP, Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd. Architects

6.     The Development of an Aqeous Gel Testing Procedure for the Removal of Inorganic Salt Crusts
Annelies van Loon, Laura Eva Hartman, Andrew Mellon Paintings Conservation Fellow, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Julia van den Burg, Carol Pottasch, Ralph Haswell

7.     Adhesive Smackdown: Consolidating a Synthetic Leather Wrestling Costume
Alison Castaneda, Conservator, Textile Conservation Workshop

8.     Study and Treatment of Coastal Alaskan Native Kayak Models at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University
Judy Jungels, Assistant Conservator, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University

9.     Evaluating and Choosing Sheer Overlays
Camille Myers Breeze, Director and Chief Conservator, Museum Textile Services

10.  Verdigris Pigment Properties and Degradation Studies: Part I
Lynn B. Brostoff, Senior Scientist and the Analytical Services Liaison, Preservation Research & Testing Division, the Library of Congress; Cynthia Connelly Ryan, and Alessandra Gambardella

11.  Transformation of Personal Grooming Tools into Paper Perforating Pens
Grace Owen-Weiss, Associate Conservator for Book and Paper, The New York Public Library, Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division

12.  Recent ASHRAE Standards and Research on Gaseous Phase Air Filtration with Applications for Conservation Environments
William Lull, President, Garrison/Lull Inc.

13. Evaluation of Consolidants for Leather with Red Rot: The Search for a Natural Material Alternative
Caitlin Mahony, third year graduate student, the UCLA/Getty Program in Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation; and Ellen Pearlstein, Associate Professor, University of California

14.  An Investigation of Painted Wood Shields from 3rd Century Dura-Europos
Anne Turner Gunnison, Assistant Conservator of Objects, Yale University Art Gallery; and Irma Passeri, Associate Conservator of Paintings, Yale University Art Gallery

15.  Uncovered and Unconventional: Preserving Works on Paper and Photographs on Open Display
Nina Quabeck, Paper Conservator, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen

16.  Earthquake Mitigation: Adapting the Collections for Seismic Activity at The University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology
Stephanie Johnson, Master’s candidate in Arts Management, University of Oregon; Ida Pohoriljakova, Emerging Object Conservator  

17.  The Key to Sustaining Conservation: Student Leadership & Community Outreach
Louise S. Beck, Kate L.M. Becker, Miriam Orsini, and Leslie Stephens, Master’s candidates in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums, Institute of Archaeology, University College London

18.  Conservation of a 17th-Century Chinese Painting by Ding Yunpeng at the Missionary Ethnological Museum in the Vatican Museums (this poster has been removed according to author request)
Minah Song, Senior Paper Conservator, and Marianne de Bovis, NEA Fellow in Paper Conservation, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts

19.  Applying New Techniques on a Traditional Adhesive for Book Conservation
Marjan Anvari, Manuscript Conservator; Roozbeh Mafi, phD Candidate Chemical Engineering Department McMaster University

20.  Documentary Heritage Conservation in Mexico: A perspective on the XXI century
Diana Noemi Velázquez Padilla; Thalía Velasco Castelán; Tania Estrada Valadez; Marie Vander Meeren; Jeniffer Arlett Ponce Fernández

21.  Reflections on the Conservation of the Choir Books Collection of the National Museum of Viceroyalty (Tepotzotlán, Mexico)
Tania Estrada Valadez, Assistant Conservator and Restorer in Graphic Documents, Graphic Documents Department, National Coordination for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Mexico City; and Diana Noemí Velázquez Padilla, Conservator in Private Practice, Mexico City

22.  Conserving Tape In, Around, and Under Paintings: Recent Case Studies from Modern and Contemporary Paintings Collection at the American Art Museum
Tiarna Doherty, Chief of Conservation, Amber Kerr-Alison, Paintings Conservator, Jessica Ford, Winterthur Graduate Intern, Smithsonian American Art Museum Lunder Conservation Center

23.  Contemporary Analog and Digital Color Photographic Prints: Dye and Pigment Print Process Descriptors, Naming Conventions, Dating, and Permanence Characteristics
Henry Wilhelm, Co-founder and Director of Research, Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc.

24.  Disaster Response Ten Miles out to Sea
Nina Roth Wells, Founder, Nina A. Roth-Wells LLC; and Lauren R. Lewis, Paintings Conservator in Private Practice

25.  Preservation Scientific Reference Sample Collections: Sustainable Assessment of Collection Materials Deterioration
Fenella G. France, Chief of the Preservation Research and Testing Division, Library of Congress

26.  Undoing the New: Conservation of 21st Dynasty Egyptian Coffins and Impact of unsustainable treatments in the 20th century
Elsbeth Geldhof, Owner, Blue Tortoise Conservation; Jessica Hensel; Casey Mallinckrodt, third-year Intern, the UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials; and Jonathan Gration

27.  Untitled Project: A Cross-Disciplinary Investigation of JODI’s Untitled Game
Lisa Adang,MA candidate, Bard Graduate Center in Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture, Conservation Fellow at Rhizome, New Museum

28.  Disaster Recovery and Sustainable Choices—Cologne City Archive: Five Years after the Collapse, Which Decisions for the Future?
Marion Verborg, Paper Conservator and Lab Manager, Cologne City Archive

29.  Study of pH-Sensitive and Reversible Aqueous Acrylic Coatings for Cultural Heritage
Amanda J. Norbutus, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, Villanova University

30.  Prioritizing Treatment in Collections Conservation Using Shared Resources
Jennifer Hain Teper, Head of Conservation Department, University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

31.  More than Meets the Eye: Eularian Video Magnification Applications for Conservation Research
Karen L. Pavelka, Lecturer, School of Information; Lorrie Dong, Doctoral Candidate, School of Information; Artimis Harbert, Michael Nugent, Benjamin Philbrook, and Elizabeth Seiple, Masters Candidates, School of Information; Sarah Hunter, Masters Candidate, School of Architecture; all at The University of Texas at Austin

32.  Pulp Addiction: The Use of Dry Cast Pulp for Seamless Repairs in Works on Paper
Debra Evans, Head of Paper Conservation at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Victoria Binder, associate conservator in paper conservation department at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

33.  Cast Pulp Paper-An Alternative to Traditional Repair Materials for Infills in Book and Paper Conservation 
Renate Mesmer, Eric Weinmann Head of Conservation at the Folger Shakespeare Library; Jennifer Evers, book and paper conservator, advanced intern at the Folger Shakespeare Library

34.  Conservation Documentation with Digital Mapping
Kisook Suh, Assistant Conservator, Department of Textile Conservation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

35.  Chinese Polychrome Lacquered Wood Vessels from the Asian Art Museum: a Technical Study
Amy Y. Tjiong*, Project Conservator, Katherine A. Holbrow, Head of Conservation, and Mark Fenn, Associate Head and Objects Conservator, Asian Art Museum

36.  Garlic on Dutch Copper Plate Paintings from the 16th to 17th Centuries
Nicole Schmidt, Student, Buffalo State College class of 2014, and Corina Rogge, Andrew W. Mellon Research Scientist, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Menil Collection

37.  Consolidant Application for Polyurethane Ester Foam: The Treatment of a Headset from NASA’s Skylab Missions
Marci Ann Jefcoat, Pre-program Student; Lauren Anne Horelick, Objects Conservator, National Air and Space Museum; Nicole Little, Physical Scientist, the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Conservation Institute; Jennifer Levasseur, Museum Specialist, Department of Space History, National Air and Space Museum

38.  Map It Out: Visualising Data For Sustainable Collections Management at The National Archives UK
Sarah VanSnick, Preservation Manager, The National Archives UK; Kostas Ntanos, Head of Conservation Research and Development, The National Archives, London

39.  The Humming Bird 2: Using Fosshape as an Alternative Backing for Fiber Art Sculpture
Marissa Stevenson, Jason Depriest, Suzanne Hargrove, Toledo Museum of Art

40.  The Digital Portfolio in the Conservation Field
The Emerging Conservation Professionals Network

41.  The Use of Cyclododecane as a Temporary Fixative for Loose Surface Media on Paper to Allow Mechanical Conservation Treatments
Marie-Lou Beauchamp, Paper Conservation Student, Queen’s University

42.  Multispectral and Computational Imaging Methods for Documentation of a 19th Century British Landscape Painting
Taylor Bennett, Intern, Digital Diagnostic Specialist, Kept Art Restoration, San Jose, CA; Ken Boydston, President, MegaVision, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA; William A. Christens-Barry, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Equipoise Imaging, LLC, Ellicott City, MD

43.  Conservation of a 17th Century Baroque Oil Painting as a Collaborative Research and Instructional Tool
Kristen Watts, Department of Chemistry, Villanova University; Emily Wroczynski, Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation; Maggie Bearden, Pre-program student/Undergraduate degree in Art Conservation, University of Delaware; Amanda Norbutus, Department of Chemistry, Villanova University; Kristin Deghetali, PhD Program in Preservation Studies, University of Delaware; Anthony Lagalante, Department of Chemistry, Villanova University

44.  History Unfolded: Conservation Treatment and Housing of 18th-Century Printed Paper Fans
Annie Wilker, Paper Conservator, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

45.  Roy Lichtenstein’s Time Magazine Cover of Robert F. Kennedy: His Working Method
Rosemary Fallon, Paper Conservator, Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

46.  Life Cycle Assessments of Museum Loans and Exhibitions: Four Case Studies at the Museum Fine Arts, Boston
The Sustainability Committee, The American Institute for Conservation (Geneva Griswold, Betsy Haude, Christian Hernandez, Sarah Nunberg; Robin Ohern, Denise Stockman, Melissa Tedone, Jia-Sun Tsang); Sarah Nunberg, The Objects Conservation Studio, LLC; Pamela Hatchfield, Robert P. and Carol T. Henderson Head of Objects Conservation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Matthew Eckelman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Northeastern University

47.  Multispectral Imaging (MSI) with a Modified Monochrome DSLR Camera
 Jiuan Jiuan Chen, Assistant Professor; Dan Kushel, Emeritus SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor; Graduate students: Amanda Chau; Ellen Davis; Jena Hirschbein; Jennifer Johnson; Zachary Long; Colleen O’Shea; Dawn Planas; Erica Schuler; Liz Sorokin; and Christina Taylor, Art Conservation Department, Buffalo State College

48.  Moulds on Photographic Techniques and Maps Stored: A Case of Study
Sofia Borrego, Chief of the Preventive Conservation Laboratory / Researcher and Preservation Specialist, National Archive of the Republic of Cuba and Alian Molina

49.  Oil on Paper: New Challenges for Two Specialties
María Soledad Correa, Paper Conservator, Centro Nacional de Conservación y Restauración, Recoleta, Chile

50.  Changing habits: from the fumigation chamber to IPM practice
Ana Carolina Delgado Vieira, Research Specialist, Conservation & Restoration Area, Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia – Universidade de São Paulo

51. Conservation Challenges: The Art Museum of the Banco de la Republica of Colombia Reinstallation Project
Ingrid Frederick, Preventive Conservator, Banco De La Republica, Bogota, Colombia

52.  Tzauhtli, the ideal textile adhesive? A Natural Alternative to Adhesives used in Textile Restoration
Lilian García-Alonso, Professor and Materials Analyst, National School of Conservation ENCRyM; Lorena Román, Senior Textile Conservator, INAH; Rodrigo Buentello, Materials Professor at the National School of Conservation ENCRyM; Alejandra Corona, Professor of Textiles, National School of Conservation ENCRyM

53.  Collection Management against the Clock 
Norma Juliana Jimenez, Conservator and Museologist, Museo De La Independencia – Casa Del Florero, Bogotá, Colombia

54.  Analysis of Decay Rates of Paper Samples Naturally Exposed in Library Environments in a Subtropical Location 
Eduardo Krüger, Associate Professor, Technological University of Paraná; and Clara Fritoli

55.  Small Island Realities: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Conservation and Collections Management Practices in Barbados
Nerys Rudder, Collections Manager (Self Employed)/ Object Conservation Student, the Blue Road Art and Design Consultancy, Barbados / Cardiff University, United Kingdom, St. Andrew, Barbados

56.  Preventive Conservation of Ensembles: Moorish Pavilion and Collections at Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
Carla Maria Teixeira Coelho, Architect, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

57.  Conservation of Special Collections - Ludwig von Mises Library, Guatamala
Marisol Zuniga Lau, Collections Coordinator, Ludwig von Mises Library, Guatemala City, Guatemala

58.  Investigation into Microclimates within Storage Boxes of Archival Records
Hannah Clare, Conservation Manager – Research & Development, The National Archives, UK; and Rachel Farmer, Trainee Preventive Conservator, the Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘Skills for the Future’ Programme

59. The Restoration of a Roman Urn with free running Erbium: YAG Laser, at 2.94µm: Science in the Service of Art
Adele DeCruz, Professor, Duke University; Alessia Andreotti, Researcher, University of Pisa, Italy

60.  Mitigating and Containing Damage during Emergency Clean-up: Protocols, Guidelines, Standards and Regulations
Karen H. Kahn, Art and Environmental Restoration Consultant

61. The IMAT: A New Performance Tool for Heat Transfer and Innovative Applications for Art Conservation
Nina Olsson, Nina Olsson Art Conservation, LLC, Portland, OR; Tomas Markevicius, Tomas Markevicius Restoration Center, Vilnius, Lithuania; Kate Seymour, Head of Education, Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg, Rue Ceramique, Maastricht, Netherlands; Laura Amorosi, Via del Moro, Florence, Italy; Lorenzo Conti, Borgo delgi Albizi, Florence, Italy; Erika Borovikovaite, Chief Conservator, Lietuvos Dailės muziejus - P. Gudyno Restauravimo Centras, Rūdninkų g. 8, Vilnius, Lithuania; Helmut Meyer, CEO, THM Nano, In der Follmühle, Odenthal, Germany; Rocco Furferi, Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence, Italy

62. Conservation Treatment of Large Books with Colored Illustrations; Or, Can We Wait For The Magic Bullet? 
Bill Minter, Book Conservator in Private Practice

63. Recovery and Discovery: A New Look at an Old Pot
Katie Belton, Pre-Program Intern, Arizona State Museum; Dr. Werner Zimmt, Museum Fellow, and Dr. Nancy Odegaard, Lead Conservator, Conservation Laboratory, Arizona State Museum

64.  New Approaches in Comprehensive Mold Remediation & Recovery
Elise Yvonne Rousseau, Principal Conservator Textiles, Historic Objects & Decorative Arts, Art Conservation de Rigueur et Anoxia Abatement Solutions

65.  Photoshop® Assisted Spectroscopy – An Economical and Non-Destructive Method for Tracking Color Shift
Kristi Wright, Contract Conservator, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services; Holly Herro, Conservator, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services

66. Infrared Fluorescence Analyses of Louise Herreshoff’s Paintings in Relation to CdS Degradation Issues
Samuel Florescu, Riley Hampsch, Erich S. Uffelman, Patricia A. Hobbs, Jennifer L. Mass

67.  Hand-colored Photographs: History, Identification and Research
Janka Križanová, Research Scholar in Photograph Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

68. A Lesson Learned from Lucy: An Alternate Format for the Loan Condition Report
Ronald Harvey, Conservator/Principal, Tuckerbrook Conservation LLC; Dr. Nancy Odegaard, Dr. Vicki Cassman, Sofia I. Barron

69. Thermally and Photochemically Re-Workable Epoxy Adhesives for Use in Artifact Repair
Elyse M. Canosa, Materials Science and Engineering Department; Kevin M. Frederick, Materials Science and Engineering Department; Douglas A. Loy, Materials Science and Engineering Department and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Pamela Vandiver, Materials Science and Engineering Department; and Nancy Odegaard, Materials Science and Engineering Department and Arizona State Museum; all at The University of Arizona

70.  Criteria for Preservation Assessment of a Heritage Site on Cerro Nevado Island, Antarctica
Gabriela Ammirati, J.B. Ambrosetti Ethnographic Museum, School of Philosophy and Literature, Buenos Aires University, Buenos Aires, Argentina