Stretchers and Strainers: Acknowledgements
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Date: October 2007
Compiler: Barbara A. Buckley
The production of this volume could not have been realized without a generous donation to the Barnes Foundation from Dr. and Mrs. John Herring, a grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and additional funding from the Paintings Specialty Group (PSG) of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC). For their support, we extend our heartfelt gratitude.
The task of writing and compiling Volume II of the Painting Conservation Catalog, Stretchers and Strainers, has been a volunteer effort accomplished primarily by the membership of the Paintings Specialty Group. The editorial board of the Painting Conservation Catalog thanks the membership of the PSG for their ongoing support of this project by their collegial discussions and contributions to this volume; indeed, we thank all our colleagues, too numerous to list, for the help they have provided on this project. We also thank the AIC staff for their support of this project and assistance in procuring the Samuel H. Kress Foundation grant. It is with deep appreciation that we thank Derek Gillman, Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation, for his assistance and understanding of the importance of this project to the conservation field.
The Painting Conservation Catalog developed from a recognized need to record the current treatment practices and philosophies in the field of painting conservation. An effort has been made to present diverse treatment approaches and philosophies, and to make the catalog a guidebook of ideas for the experienced painting conservator. In this effort, we also recognize the work of our predecessors and colleagues that provided the groundwork for this volume. The seminal work of Richard Buck to systematically look at and describe stretchers provided a framework and the inspiration for this volume. For recognition of stretchers as historic objects integral to the history of a painting, we must give credit to Eleanor S. Quandt. To our colleague Alex Katlan goes recognition of the enormous resource he has provided through his published volumes on patents for stretchers and directories of colormen and artist suppliers.
Many thanks go to our copyeditor, Amy Azzam, and our designers, Greer Beeken and Reece Quiñones, who have transformed our words and images into a professional publication. My most sincere thanks go to my colleagues on the editorial board who provided continual support and tireless effort throughout this project.
Carol Christensen Project Director 2006–present Senior Painting Conservator National Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.
Sarah L. Fisher Project Director 1993–2006 Head of Painting Conservation National Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.
Barbara A. Buckley, Compiler, Stretchers and Strainers (2007) Head of Conservation The Barnes Foundation Merion, Pennsylvania
Pamela Betts Painting Conservator Artex Fine Art Services Landover, Maryland
Sian Jones Painting Conservator Art Conservation Services Baltimore, Maryland
Catherine Metzger, Compiler, Inpainting (forthcoming) Senior Painting Conservator National Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.
Peter Nelsen Painting Conservator Fairfax, Virginia
Wendy Samet, Compiler, Varnishes (1998) Director of Conservation Thomas Moore Studios Baltimore, Maryland
Mary Sebera Stockman Family Foundation Senior Conservator of Paintings Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore, Maryland
Jane Tillinghast Sherman Painting Conservator Washington, D.C.
Amy M. Azzam, Editor
Greer Beeken Design, Designer
Charlotte Seifen Ameringer Associate Paintings Conservator Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts
Dee Ardrey Painting Conservator Denver, Colorado
M. Randall (Randy) Ash Painting Conservator Fine Art Conservation Denver, Colorado
George Bisacca Painting Conservator Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, New York
Mark Bockrath Painting Conservator Barbara A. Buckley & Associates West Chester, Pennsylvania
Luca Bonetti Painting Conservator New York, New York
Barbara A. Buckley Head of Conservation The Barnes Foundation Merion, Pennsylvania
Kim Cullen Cobb Objects Conservator Alexandria, Virginia
Neil Cockerline Director of Preservation Services Midwest Art Conservation Center Minneapolis, Minnesota
Marla Curtis Assistant Painting Conservator Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts
Tiarna Doherty Associate Conservator of Paintings J. Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles, California
Steven Erisoty Painting Conservator Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sarah L. Fisher Head of Painting Conservation National Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.
Rikke Foulke Painting Conservator Foulke Fine Art Conservation Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Heather Galloway Painting Conservator Intermuseum Conservation Association Cleveland, Ohio
David Goist Painting Conservator Raleigh, North Carolina
James Hamm Professor of Painting Conservation Buffalo State College Buffalo, New York
Dare Myers Hartwell Chief Conservator Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.
Scott Heffley Painting Conservator Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City, Missouri
Michael L. Heslip Conservator of Paintings Williamstown Art Conservation Center Williamstown, Massachusetts
Ann Hoenigswald Senior Painting Conservator National Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.
Erica E. James Painting Conservator Erica E. James Painting Conservation The Woodlands, Texas
Kennis K. Kim Paintings and Textiles Conservator Toronto, Ontario
Sandra Lawrence Conservator Niagara on the Lake, Ontario
Simon Liu Stretcher Manufacturer Simon Liu, Inc. Brooklyn, New York
Ross Merrill Chief of Conservation National Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.
Catherine Metzger Senior Painting Conservator National Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.
Alexis Miller Painting Conservator Balboa Art Conservation Center San Diego, California
Dee Minault Painting Conservator Cumberland Art Conservation Nashville, Tennessee
Gay Myers Painting Conservator Lyman Allen Museum New London, Connecticut
Noelle Ocon Associate Conservator of Paintings North Carolina Museum of Art Raleigh, North Carolina
Nancy Pollak Painting Conservator Art Care Associates Frederick, Maryland
Steven Prins Conservator of Paintings Steven Prins & Company Santa Fe, New Mexico
Robert Proctor Painting Conservator Whitten & Proctor Fine Art Conservation Houston, Texas
Robert Sawchuck Painting Conservator New York, New York
Jane Tillinghast Sherman Painting Conservator Washington, D.C.
Hays Shoop Painting Conservator Western Center for Conservation of Fine Art Denver, Colorado
Heather B. Smith Painting Conservator Art Conservation Services Baltimore, Maryland
Maria Sullivan Conservator of Paintings Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, Ontario
Margaret Sutton Painting Conservator West Lake Conservators, Inc. Skaneateles, New York
Carolyn Tomkiewicz Painting Conservator Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn, New York
Barbara Wojcik Conservator of Paintings Massachusetts and New York