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May 27, 2015
Preventive Conservator, Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute The Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is seeking a Conservator with a specialization in preventive conservation of museum collections and their environments. The Preventive Conservator will examine museum collections and conduct appropriate treatments documenting the processes in accordance with practices and tenets of the profession, will conduct research pertinent […]
May 27, 2015
Stephanie Hornbeck wrapped up the morning OSG session with her talk, “Ivory: Recent Advances in its Identification and Stringent Regulation.” She set the stage by noting how international and U.S. laws were strengthened in 2014 to combat the rise in ivory trafficking, drawing the connection to conservators since we may be involved in the identification […]
May 27, 2015
“This presentation by John A. Fidler and Rosa Lowinger focused on testing cleaning methods for removal of graffiti from concrete surfaces at the Miami Marine Stadium. The work is being undertaken by the Friends of the Miami  Marine Stadium with funding by the Getty Foundation. The stadium is an excellent modernist structure designed by the […]