Updated November 2014
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January 2012 to present University of Alaska Fairbanks, PhD student in Anthropology.
September 1996 to May 2000 New York University, Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts. M.A. in Art History, Diploma in Conservation. Full tuition and annual stipend awards. (see appendix I for graduate coursework)
September 1991 to December 1995 University of Wisconsin-Madison. College of Letters and Science. Art History Department. Honors B.A. Art History (see appendix II for undergraduate coursework)
September to December 2011 “Psychological Anthropology by Daniel Monteith of the University of Alaska Southeast (3 credits)
May 2011 “Saving Energy in HVAC for Conservation Environments” by Bill Lull at the AIC conference (1 day workshop)
March 2011 “OHA Integrated Business System” Alaska Office of History and Archaeology (half day training)
March 2011 “ BoneSpeak: Paleopathology as a Zooarchaeological Tool” by Sue Ware at the Alaska Anthropological Association conference (half-day workshop)
January to May 2011 “Ethnobiology” by Erica Hill of the University of Alaska Southeast (3 credits)
September to December 2010 “Ethnographic Methods” by Daniel Monteith of the University of Alaska Southeast (3 credits)
September 2010 NAS Part I Certificate in Foreshore and underwater Archaeology by Tane Casserley of NOAA, Hans Van Tilburg of NOAA, Wayne Lusardi State Archaeologist in Michigan, Brenda Altmeier of NOAA and Dave McMahan State Archaeologist in Alaska. (3-day workshop)
May 2010 On-the-job totem pole maintenance training with Ron Sheetz, retired National Park Service furniture conservator. (5 days)
September 2008 Polarized Light Microscopy refresher training by Dina Mattes of McCrone Associates (3 day custom on site)
February 2007 “Digital Photography for Conservators” by Yosi A. R-Pozeilov of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (online AIC course)
June 2006 “Magnetic Media Preservation” by Sarah Stauderman of the Smithsonian Institution Archives (1 day AIC workshop)
May 2006 NAGPRA Conference, Juneau Alaska (1 day)
June 2005 “Archives Training for Allied Professionals” by Arlene Schmuland, University of Alaska Anchorage Archives (2 day workshop)
March 2005 “Collecting Contemporary Art in Alaska” by the Rasmuson Foundation (1 day workshop)
September to December 2004 “Beginning Northwest Coast Basketry” by Janice Criswell, University of Alaska Southeast (3 credits)
July 2004 “Beginning Northwest Coast Carving” by Steve Brown, University of Alaska Southeast (2 credits)
January to May 2004 “Alaska Native Cultures” by Wallace Olson, University of Alaska Southeast (3 credits)
January to May 2004 “Northwest Coast Art and Culture” by Steve Henrikson, University of Alaska Southeast (3 credits)
July 2001 Symposium on the NMAI return of archaeological Hawikkuh pottery. Zuni, New Mexico (1 day)
September 2000 “Materials Characterization Tests for Objects of Art and Archaeology” by Scott Carroll and Nancy Odegaard, Campbell Center (5 day workshop)
April 2000 “A Decade of NAGPRA: Reviewing the Law” sponsored by the Peabody Museum, Harvard (1 day symposium)
February 2000 “Mouse Study Specimen Preparation” by Judy Chupasko, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard (5 day independent study workshop)
November 1998 “Art, Antiquity and the Law” at Rutgers University (2 day symposium)
November 1997 “Repatriation of Native American Objects: Related Legislation and Response” (1 day symposium)
June 1995 “Archaeological Conservation in the Field” by Glenn Wharton and J. Claire Dean at Kaman Kalehoyuk, Turkey (2 week course)
November 2006-present Conservator, Alaska State Museum. Juneau, Alaska. Examination, analysis, condition reporting, collection surveys, treatment, preventive conservation, environmental monitoring, IPM, development of protocol and policy, emergency preparedness, original research, outreach and training. Supervisors Bruce Kato, Bob Banghart, Addison Field. Major projects:
- Treatment of historical basketry
- Treatment of skins and furs
- Research and treatment of archaeological basketry with PEG
- Development of identification reference for mammal hair used in Alaska Native artifacts
- Survey and treatment of shipwreck artifacts
- Totem pole maintenance
- Condition survey of basketry collection
- Condition survey, arsenic testing and rehousing for natural history collection
- Improvements to collections storage
- Design and planning for combined State Library, Archive and Museum facility
- Packing and moving of 40,000 item collection
- IPM and environmental monitoring for State Division of Libraries Museums and Archives
October 2001-October 2006 Curator of Collections and Exhibits, Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Juneau, Alaska. Collection curation, collection management, conservation, registration, acquisitions, accessioning, grantwriting, inventory, digital documentation, loans, exhibition design/preparation/installation, research assistance, supervision of volunteers and interns. Supervisors Mary Pat Wyatt and Jane Lindsey. Major projects:
- Implement and maintain environmental monitoring system with HOBO dataloggers
- Implement and maintain IPM system
- Conservation of the Harnessing the Atom Totem Pole
- Conservation and re-siting of the Auke Totem Pole
- Conservation of the Montana Creek Fish Trap. Overall project included commission of a replica and related public programming (2006 AASLH Award of Merit and additional WOW award)
- Implementation of “people finder” system and “reference team” to assist in reference requests
- Co-develop a Hands-On children’s room as an ongoing feature of the museum
- Upgrade of fine art storage
- Transition collections database from Access to PastPerfect
- Develop list of artists within the museum’s scope and identify gaps in the collection, co-develop process for solo artist exhibit selections
- Acquisitions, including Rasmuson Art Acquisition Initiative
- Grants in the $10k range from the Rasmuson Art Acquisition Initiative (2003-2006) Alaska State Museum Grant-in-Aid (2002-2005)
- Developed the annual community-based group exhibition “12 x 12”
September 2000-September 2001 Mellon Research Fellow, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Cultural Resources Center Suitland, Maryland. Survey and treatment of Native American objects for inaugural museum exhibition, conservation project management for outgoing loans, research (presented and published) on the effects of freezing for pest management of ethnographic materials. Supervisor Marian Kaminitz.
May 1995-August 1996 Book Conservation Technician, Memorial Library Book Conservation Lab, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rebinding, rebacking, recasing books in circulation. Environmental monitoring of special collections. Supervisor Jim Dast
INTERNSHIPS and VOLUNTEER WORK
June to September 2000 Senior Student Conservator, Harvard-Cornell Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, Turkey. Examination and treatment of metals, stone, and ceramics in the field. Supervisor Dylan Smith.
January to June 2000 Graduate Intern, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Collection management project emphasizing examination, research, treatment and rehousing of museum objects with emphasis on African masks, headdresses, and Oceanic barkcloths. Supervisor T. Rose Holdcraft.
September 1999 to January 2000 Graduate Intern, Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, New York. Conservation treatment and research of glass objects, including technology, deterioration, glassblowing, and beadwork. Supervisor Stephen Koob.
June to August 1999 Junior Student Conservator, Harvard-Cornell Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, Turkey. Examination and treatment of coins, metals, ceramics, and glass in the field. Supervisor Dylan Smith.
January to May 1999 Independent Study Intern, Give Me A Break Conservation, Long Island City, New York. Examination and treatment of ethnographic objects in a private studio. Supervisor Linda Niewenhuizen.
June to August 1997 Registrar, Harvard-Cornell Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, Turkey. Recording, numbering, cataloging, database management, and storage of new archaeological finds. Supervisor Andrew Ramage. Limited conservation work (ceramics) under Stephen Koob.
January to May 1999 Independent Study Intern, Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York. Examintion and rehousing of Asian and Oceanic ethnographic textiles and composite artifacts. Supervisor Christine Giuntini.
July to December 1998 Independent Study Intern, Mellon Fellow National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution. Research Branch. Bronx, New York. Survey and treatment of Native American objects in preparation for museum collection move. Supervisor Marian Kaminitz.
January to April 1996 Paper Conservation Technician, Paper Conservation Lab, State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Cleaning, flattening, mending of historical documents. Supervisor Sharlane Grant.
January to August 1996 Museum Intern, Elvehjem Museum University of Wisconsin-Madison. (re-named the Chazen Museum in 2005) Development and implementation of the re-accessioning and storage system for the ancient coin collection. Coordinated with registrar Pam Richardson and professor Nick Cahill.
Extensive conservation-related postings at https://ellencarrlee.wordpress.com November 2008 – present
Carrlee, Ellen and Dana K. Senge. (at press) “Treatment Results for Waterlogged Archaeological Basketry at the Alaska State Museum.” Proceedings from the 12th Triennial ICOM Group for Wet Organic Archaeological Artifacts conference. Istanbul, Turkey. May 13-17, 2013.
Senge, Dana K. and Ellen Carrlee (2013) “A Review of Conservation Treatments of Waterlogged Basketry from the Northwest Coast of North America.” Studies in Conservation. Vol 58. Issue 4. (Oct 2013) pp. 285-296.
Carrlee, Ellen and Lauren Horelick. (2011) “The Alaska Fur ID Project: A Virtual Resource for Material Identification.” Objects Specialty Group Postprints Volume 18. Proceedings from the American Institute for Conservation 39th Annual Conference. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. June 2011.
Senge, Dana K. and Ellen Carrlee. (2010) “Examining Past Treatment of Cedar and Spruce Waterlogged Basketry from the Northwest Coast.” Proceedings of the Objects Specialty Group Session, 38th annual conference of the American Institute for Conservation. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. May 12 and 14, 2010.
Carrlee, Ellen and Dana K. Senge. (2010) “Polyethylene Glycol Treatments for Basketry on the Northwest Coast of North America.” Proceedings from the 11th Triennial ICOM Group for Wet Organic Archaeological Artifacts conference. Greenville, North Carolina May 24-28, 2010.
Carrlee, Ellen. (2006) ”Conservation and Exhibit of an Archaeological Fish Trap.” Presented at the American Institute for Conservation 34th Annual Meeting. Providence, Rhode Island. Published in the Object Specialty Group Postprints Vol. 13. Proceedings from the American Institute for Conservation 34th Annual Conference in Providence, Rhode Island 2006. pp. 117-129.
Carrlee, Ellen (2003) “Does Low-Temperature Pest Management Cause Damage? Literature Review and Observational Study of Ethnographic Artifacts.” Journal of the American Institute for Conservation. Vol. 2 Objects Issue. Summer, 2003. pp. 141-166.
Carrlee, Scott and Ellen Carrlee. (2003) ”The Influence of Early Ethnographic Conservation in Alaska.” Objects Specialty Group Postprints Vol. 10. Proceedings from the American Institute for Conservation 31th Annual Conference in Arlington, Virginia 2003. pp. 67-71.
Carrlee, Ellen. (2002) “Summary of Potential Artifact Damage from Low Temperature Pest Management.” The Textile Specialty Group Postprints Vol. 12. Proceedings from the Textile Subgroup Session: A Joint Session with the Objects Specialty Group Concerning Composite Objects. American Institute for Conservation 31th Annual Conference in Miami, Florida 2002. pp. 75-83.
Roblee, Ellen. (1999) “The Role of Investigation in Ethnographic Conservation: The Pomo Ear Ornaments of William Benson.” Proceedings of the 25th Annual Association of North American Graduate Programs in Conservation (ANAGPIC) Conference at Buffalo State College 1998. Buffalo, New York. pp 185-200.
Carrlee, Ellen (2013) “Snapshot of Shipwreck Artifact Treatments.” Alaska State Museums Bulletin. No. 70. November 30, 2013
Carrlee, Ellen (2012) “Top 13 Reasons We Don’t Use Leather Dressings at the ASM.” Alaska State Museums Bulletin No. 58. November 2012.
Carrlee, Ellen (2011) “Alaska Fur ID 101.” Alaska State Museums Bulletin. No. 45. October 2011.
Carrlee, Ellen (2011) “ASM On the Road: Sitka.” Alaska State Museums Bulletin. No. 42. July 2011.
Carrlee, Ellen (2011) “Conference Review: AIC in Philadelphia.” Alaska State Museums Bulletin. No. 41. June 2011
Carrlee, Ellen (2011) “ASM On the Road: Anchorage” Alaska State Museums Bulletin. No. 40. May 2011.
Carrlee, Ellen (2011) “ASM On the Road: the Alutiiq Museum.” Alaska State Museums Bulletin. No. 39. April 2011.
Carrlee, Ellen (2011) “Conference Review: Little Triple A in Fairbanks.” Alaska State Museums Bulletin. No. 38. March 2011.
Carrlee, Ellen (2010) “Report on the International Conference on Wet Organic Archaeological Material (WOAM): Archaeological Preparedness: Getting Ready for Many Ozettes in Alaska?” Alaska Anthropological Association Newsletter. Vol 36. No. 1. June 2010.
Carrlee, Ellen (2009) “Archaeological Basketry and PEG in Alaska.” Society for American Archaeology Fiber/Perishable Interest Group Newsletter. Summer 2009.
Carrlee, Ellen (2008) “Dust in Museum Exhibits.” Alaska State Museums Bulletin. No. 30. Fall 2008.
Carrlee, Ellen (2007) “Integrated Pest Management Made Easy.” Alaska State Museums Bulletin. No. 29. Winter 2007.
Carrlee, Ellen (2007) “2007 Spruce Root Basketry Conservation Internship.” Alaska State Museums Bulletin. No. 27. Fall 2007.
Carrlee, Ellen (2007) “Conservator’s Corner.” Alaska State Museums Bulletin. No. 26. Spring 2007.
PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
October 2014 “How to Collect Artist Intent for Museum Care & Display Statewide?” Co-Presented with Jackie Fernandez. Museums Alaska Conference. Seward, Alaska.
September 2014 “Moving the Alaska State Museum” Presented at the Western Association for Art Conservation Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA.
April 2014 “Artifact Conservation at the Alaska State Museum.” Presented to the Juneau Rotary Club, Juneau Alaska.
October 2013 “Taxidermy Specimens in Museums.” Panel presentation with Scott Carrlee and Monica Shah. Museums Alaska Conference. Haines, Alaska.
May 2013 “Treatment Results for Waterlogged Archaeological Basketry at the Alaska State Museum.” 12th Triennial ICOM Group for Wet Organic Archaeological Artifacts conference. Istanbul, Turkey.
February 2013 “Science and Ethics in Shipwreck Conservation at the Alaska State Museum.” Presented as part of the 2013 Brown Bag lecture series. Alaska State Museum. Juneau, Alaska.
June 2012 “Basketry Study Group” for NMAI conservators and Northwest Coast basket weavers, in conjunction with Celebration. Alaska State Museum.
September, 2011 “Collections Labeling” Half-day workshop, Museums Alaska Conference, Valdez Alaska.
September, 2011 “X-Ray Fluorescence ‘Science Gun’ Analysis for Metals.” Co-presented with Scott Carrlee. Alaska State Museum. Juneau, Alaska.
June, 2011 “The Alaska Fur ID Project: A Virtual Resource for Material Identification.” Co-authored with Lauren Horelick, presented at the American Institute for Conservation 39th Annual Conference. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
June, 2011 “Collections Care and Conservation.” Two-day workshop for Klukwan cultural caretakers. Juneau, Alaska.
March, 2011 “Resources for Artifact Conservation.” Presented for CRM archaeologists through the Office of History and Archaeology. Anchorage, Alaska.
March, 2011 “Care and Conservation of the Karluk One Collection” 2-day workshop for the Alutiiq Museum and Baranov Museum in conjunction with IMLS grant-funded Karluk One Conservation Survey. Kodiak, Alaska.
March, 2011 “Adhesives Testing for Archaeological Artifact Labels.” Poster co-authored with Anna Weiss (Queen’s University) and Samantha Springer (Cleveland Museum of Art). Alaska Anthropological Association 38th Annual Conference. Fairbanks, Alaska.
March. 2011 “Resources for Maritime Artifact Conservation.” Presented as part of Maritime Heritage Session at the Alaska Anthropological Association 38th Annual Conference. Fairbanks, Alaska.
February, 2011 “Archaeological Objects Conservation at the Alaska State Museum” Presented as part of the 2011 Brown Bag lecture series. Alaska State Museum. Juneau, Alaska.
May, 2010 “Disaster Preparation: Water and Works on Paper” Co-presented (regarding Alaska State Archives flood) with Julie Page (California Preservation Program and WESTPAS), Theresa Anne Voellinger (National Parks Service), and Mary Morgantini (California Historical Society). American Association of Museums/ American Institute for Conservation live webinar.
March, 2010 “Archaeology Curation and Conservation Seminar” Co-presented with Jim Whitney (University of Alaska Fairbanks), Kathryn Myers (National Parks Service), Patrick Saltonstall (Alutiiq Museum) and Monty Rogers (University of Alaska Anchorage). Alaska Anthropological Association 37th Annual Conference. Anchorage, Alaska.
September, 2009 “Artifacts from the Shipwreck Torrent.” Co-presented with Steve Henrikson, Alaska State Museum, Juneau Alaska.
August, 2009 “PEG Treatments at the Alaska State Museum.” Western Association for Art Conservation Annual Meeting. Juneau, Alaska.
March, 2009 “Basketry Conservation at the Alaska State Museum.” Sharing Our Knowledge: A Conference of Tlingit Tribes and Clans. Juneau, Alaska.
March, 2009 “Basketry Conservation at the Alaska State Museum.” Alaska Anthropological Association Annual Conference 2009. Juneau, Alaska.
September, 2007 “Collaborative Conservation of Museum Objects.” Co-Presented with Landis Smith (Smithsonian Institution), Kelly McHugh (Smithsonian Institution,) and Scott Carrlee. Museums Alaska Annual Conference 2007. Homer, Alaska.
March, 2007 “Packing and Shipping Tips for Artists.” Co-presented with Scott Carrlee. Juneau Arts and Humanities Council Cabin Fever Arts Festival. Juneau, Alaska.
October, 2006 “Boxes and Mounts for Storage and Shipping” Co-Presented with Scott Carrlee. Museums Alaska Annual Conference 2006. Juneau, Alaska.
April, 2006 “How to Exhibit Your Work” 1-day workshop at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, presented with Mark Daughhetee (Alaska State Museum) and Elise Tomlinson (University of Alaska Southeast)
March 2006 “Collections Plans and Planning” Co-presented on panel with Steve Henrikson (Alaska State Museum,) Walter Van Horn (Anchorage Museum,) Betsy Webb (Pratt Museum.) Decisions, Decisions: Collection Planning and Contemporary Alaskan Art: A Workshop for Museums and Cultural Centers.” Presented by the Rasmuson Foundation and the Anchorage Museum. Anchorage, Alaska.
October, 2005 “Hands-On Children’s Programs ” Co-Presented with Jane Lindsey (Juneau-Douglas City Museum.) Museums Alaska Annual Conference 2005. Kodiak, Alaska.
September, 2004 “Public Conservation Clinic” co-presented with Scott Carrlee, Caroline Rieger (Rieger Conservation,) Monica Shah (Shah Conservation,) and Carmen Bria (Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Art). Museums Alaska Annual Conference 2004. Anchorage, Alaska.
September, 2004 “Do-It-Yourself Monitoring” Co-Presented with Scott Carrlee. Museums Alaska Annual Conference 2004. Anchorage, Alaska
September, 2003 “Don’t Panic! Planning for Museum Emergencies Big and Small.” Co-presented with Scott Carrlee, D. Hays Shoop(Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Art,) Lloy Billingham (Yukon Archives,) and Cynthia Jones (Sheldon Museum.) Museums Alaska Annual Conference 2003. Haines, Alaska.
April, 2006 “How to Exhibit Your Work” 1-day workshop at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, presented with Mark Daughhetee (Alaska State Museum) and Elise Tomlinson (University of Alaska Southeast)
May 1998 “The Role of Investigation in Ethnographic Conservation: The Pomo Ear Ornaments of William Benson.” Papers Presented at the 25th Annual Association of North American Graduate Programs in Conservation (ANAGPIC.) Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario Canada.
2011 Rasmuson Foundation Cultural Leadership Grant, AIC conference attendance $1,900
2010 FAIC Individual Professional Development Scholarship. WOAM conference attendance, excess funds approved to attend 2011 Alaska Anthropological Association conference. $750
2010 Rasmuson Foundation Cultural Leadership Grant, WOAM conference attendance, $2,075
2009 Rasmuson Foundation Tier One Grant, Modular Fine Art Rack Storage System $15,000
2009 AIC Carolyn Rose Take-A-Chance Grant, Alaska Fur ID project $1,000
2006 Rasmuson Foundation Art Acquisition Initiative Grant. Contemporary Art. $11,100
2005 Rasmuson Foundation Art Acquisition Initiatiative Grant. Contemporary Art. $10,600
2005 Alaska State Museum Grant-in-Aid. Montana Creek Fish Trap Project. $10,000
2004 Rasmuson Foundation Art Acquisition Initiative Grant. Contemporary Art. $8,280
2004 Alaska State Museum Grant-in-Aid. Totem Pole Stabilization and Exhibit Security Upgrade. $5,775
2003 Rasmuson Foundation Art Acquisiton Initiative Grant. Contemporary Art. $10,400
2003 Alaska State Museum Grant-in-Aid. Design and Installation of a Modular Children’s Hands-On Room. Co-written with Mary Pat Wyatt and Jane Lindsey. $9,787
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND MENTORING
8/2014 to 9/2014 Conservation intern supervisor for Tom McClintock (UCLA/Getty 2016)
2013 Peer review for the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
2013Conservation intern supervisor for Madeleine Neiman (UCLA/Getty 2014)
2013 Panelist to review NEH Preservation Assistance Grants
3/2012 Pro bono survey of the art collection at First Alaskan National Bank. Bethel, Alaska.
12/2012 to 7/2014 Pre-program volunteer supervisor for Lisa Imamura (Queen’s University 2017)
8/2012 Pro bono survey of public art on several Alaska Marine Highway ferries for the Alaska State Council on the Arts
2012 Research associate, 120 hours conservation consulting, Museum of the North
2011 Conservation intern supervisor for Crista Pack (U. Delaware/Winterthur 2012)
2011 Nomination committee, Western Association for Art Conservation
2011 Peer review for the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
9/2011 Museums Alaska Angels Project, Whitney Museum, Valdez, AK.
2010, 2009 Panelist to award Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist Award
2/ 2010 to 3/ 2010 Conservation intern supervisor for Siobhan Coop (Lincoln University, UK 2009)
2009 AIC-sponsored mentor for Anna Weiss (Queen’s University 2013)
9/2009 AIC Angels project, St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Juneau, AK.
8/ 2009 to 12/2009 Conservation intern supervisor for Lauren Horelick (UCLA/Getty 2010)
2009 to present Regional reporter, Western Association for Art Conservation (WAAC) newsletter
2008 Panelist to review NEH Preservation Assistance Grants.
6/ 2007 to 8/ 2007 Conservation intern supervisor for Samantha Springer (U. Delaware/Winterthur 2008)
6/ 2007 to 8/ 2007 Conservation intern supervisor for Molly Gleeson (UCLA/Getty 2008)
2006, 2005, 2004 Museums Alaska Board member. (Secretary 2005 and 2006.)
2006, 2005, 2004 Museums Alaska Program Planning Committee member.
2001- present Supervised 15+ non-intern volunteers who each worked a minimum of 50 hours
Alaska Anthropological Association, member 2010
American Association of Museums, member 2001 intermittent
American Institute for Conservation, member 1996 Professional Associate 2006
(Objects Specialty Group)
International Council of Museums Conservation Committee member 2009
(working groups on Ethnographic Objects and Wet Organic Archaeological Materials)
International Institute for Conservation, member 1998, lapsed
Museums Alaska, member 2004 intermittent
Society for American Archaeology member 2009, lapsed
(Fiber and Perishables Interest Group)
Society for Historical Archaeology member 2010, lapsed
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, member 1998, lapsed
Western Association for Art Conservators, member 1998 intermittent
Listserves followed: akmuseums, AnthoAlaska, Aleut-L, ConsDistList, NHCOLL-L (natural history collections), OSG-L (conservation objects specialty group), Museum-L.
APPENDIX I: Graduate Coursework (MA)
Spring 2000 Conservation internship: Peabody Museum, Harvard. (T. Rose Holdcraft)
Fall 1999 Conservation internship: Corning Museum of Glass (Stephen Koob)
Practical Problems of Preservation: Inorganic Ethnographic and Archaeological Materials (Ellen Howe, Ellen Pearlstein, Judith Levinson) Lecture and laboratory includes examination, documentation and analysis for specific assigned artifacts. Stabilization issues, practical methods, appropriate ethics. (3 credits)
Treatment of Deteriorated Works of Art I (Marian Kaminitz) Three days per week at NMAI Research Branch stabilizing organic and inorganic Native American artifacts too damaged to travel to the new museum facility. (3 credits)
Treatment of Deteriorated Works of Art II (Christine Giuntini) Examination, passive mount-making, preventive conservation, and rehousing techniques for composite objects and ethnographic textiles in the department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (3 credits)
Treatment of Deteriorated Works of Art III (Linda Nieuwenhuizen) Examination and treatment of organic and ethnographic objects at a private conservation studio, “Give Me A Break Conservation Services Inc. in Long Island City. (3 credits)
Special Problems in Africa and Oceania “The Arts of Kongo and the Diaspora” (Zoe S. Strother, Columbia University) Art, culture and influence of the zone controlled by the Kingdom of Kongo through the growing literature, including syncretism, creolization, transculturation, diaspora, acculturation and hybridity. (3 credits)
Technology and Structure of Works of Art III (Conservation Center Faculty, consultants) Materials and techniques, mechanical and chemical forces of deterioration, methods of preservation and treatment. Emphasis on organic materials including textiles, paper, bone, ivory, parchment and leather. Includes laboratory with basic examination and treatment practice. (3 credits)
Materials of Art and Archaeology IV (Christopher McGlinchey, Alexander M. Shedrinsky) Preparation, manufacture, and identification of organic materials with emphasis on the impact of conservation materials. (3 credits)
Practical Problems of Preservation: Organic Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials. (Marian Kaminitz, Linda Nieuwenhuizen) Lecture and laboratory includes examination, documentation and analysis for specific assigned artifacts. Stabilization issues, practical methods, appropriate ethics. (3 credits)
Practical Problems of Preservation: Stone Objects, Sculptures, Monument and Buildings. (George Segan Wheeler) Seminar on identification, deterioration and conservation including cleaning, consolidation, compensation, patching, pinning and replacement. (3 credits)
Fall 1997 Materials of Art and Archaeology III (Robert J. Koestler, A. Elena Charola) Preparation, manufacture, and identification of organic materials with an emphasis on biodeterioration. Lab: Instrumental Analysis: Chemical and Physical Properties of Organic Materials (Christopher W. McGlinchey) Methods of analysis to study physical, chemical and optical properties of organic conservation materials. (3 credits)
Conservation Treatment of Prints and Drawings (Margaret Holben Ellis) Materials and techniques of prints, drawings, watercolors, pastels, and paintings on paper. Basic procedures: washing, stain reduction, lining, vacuum suction table. Students perform several treatments. (3 credits)
Individual Problems: Examination and Analysis II (Norbert Baer, Andrew Lins, Elenora Nagy, Shelly Sass) Analysis of unusual damage on a Donald Judd copper stack at the Guggenheim Museum. (3 credits)
Art of Nubia and the Sudan (David O’ Connor) Pre-1500 BCE, the art is abstract and better analyzed with approaches developed for Oceanic and African Art. After 1500, it becomes “Egyptianized.” Concentration on the challenges posed by analysis of Nubian art in contrast to Egyptian art historical approaches. (4 credits)
Materials of Art and Archaeology II (James H. Frantz) Physical metallurgy including crystallography, metallic bonding, X-ray diffraction, phase equilibria, alloy systems, electrochemistry and corrosion. Laboratory: X-ray diffraction, phase diagram determination by thermal analysis, metallographic examination. (3 credits)
Technology and Structure of Works of Art II (conservation center faculty) Historical artist techniques, mechanical and chemical forces of deterioration, methods of preservation and treatment. Emphasis on non-metallic inorganics. Laboratory: creation of a traditional fresco. (3 credits)
Architecture and Urban Development in Ancient Aphrodisias (Christopher Ratte) Seminar examines the combination of Greek and Roman urbanistic tradition in Aphrodisias, a remarkably preserved site in Asia Minor. (4 credits)
Modernism in Latin American Art (Edward J. Sullivan) Focus on the artistic capitals of Mexico City, Havana, Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Sao Paulo. Emphasis on the artists Diego Rivera, Tarsila do Amaral, Anita Malfatti, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, and Rafael Barradas. (4 credits)
Materials of Art and Archaeology I (Norbert Baer) Preparation, manufacture and identification of non-metallic inorganic materials, including stone, glass, ceramics, mortars, cements and fresco materials. Environmental factors and risk management. Lab: Introduction to Laboratory Techniques (James H. Frantz) Basic laboratory practices, safety, photography and radiographic techniques. (3 credits)
Technology and Structure of Works of Art I (George Bisacca, Dorothy R. Mahon, Dianne Dwyer Modestini, Jack Soultainian, Jr.) Materials and techniques of polychrome sculpture and Western European and American paintings from the 13th to 20th centuries. Characteristics of picture varnishes, infrared reflectography, radiography, consolidation and linings. Laboratory: Italian gold ground tempera painting using traditional techniques. (3 credits)
Conservation Laboratory Problems (Walter McCrone) one-week intensive lecture and laboratory instruction on polarized light microscopy and chemical microscopy. (3 credits)
Intro to Renaissance Architecture (Marvin Trachtenberg) Key architects, typologies, buildings, issues and critical methodologies. Emphasis on the quattrocento and Florence. (4 credits)
Renaissance in Spain (Jonathan Brown) Painting, sculpture and architecture from the Catholic Monarchs to Philip II, emphasis on Alonso Berruguete, El Greco and the development of El Escorial. (4 credits)
APPENDIX II: Undergraduate Coursework
Caribbean History 347 (3 credits)
Drawing 112 (0 credits)
20thC European Art (3 credits)
French 391 (3 credits)
Senior Honors Thesis 682 (3 honors credits)
Drawing 212 (3 credits)
Art Metal 544 (3 credits)
Dutch 17thC Painting 535 (3 credits)
Senior Honors Thesis 681 (3 honors credits)
German 392 (3 credits)
Drawing 112 (3 credits)
Art Metal 244 (3 credits)
Medieval Art History (3 credits)
Organic Chemistry 345 (0 credits)
German 391 (3 credits)
Two-Dimensional Design 102 (3 credits)
History of Greek Art 300 (4 credits)
History of American Painting 460 (4 credits)
Organic Chemistry 344 (2 credits)
Organic Chemistry 345 (3 credits)
Renaissance Art 322 (4 honors credits)
Organic Chemistry 343 (3 credits)
Italian 201 (4 honors credits)
Spanish Civilization 361 (4 honors credits)
Lettering and Calligraphy 246 (3 credits)
Art History Ancient to Medieval Survey 201 (3 honors credits)
Informative Speaking 109 (1 credit)
Spanish Literature 222 (3 credits)
Latin American History 260 (4 credits)
Spanish 311 (2 honors credits)
Art History Renaissance to Modern Survey 102 (3 honors credits)
Modern European History 119 (4 honors credits)
Weight Training 132 (1 credit)
Introduction to Psychology 281 (4 honors credits)
Spanish 226 (3 credits)
General Chemistry 103 (5 honors credits)
Calculus 211 (5 credits)
Spanish-American Literature 220 (3 honors credits)
General Chemistry 103 (4 credits)
Algebra 112 (3 credits)
Trigonometry 113 (3 credits)
Masterpieces of Literature (3 honors credits)
Spanish 225 (3 credits)
High school advanced placement:
General Biology 101 (4 credits)
Freshman English 101 (3 credits)
General Physics with lab 103 (5 credits)
General Physics with lab 104 (5 credits)
Spanish 101 (4 credits)
Spanish 102 (4 credits)
Spanish 203 (4 credits)
Spanish 204 (4 credits)