Exhibiting Conservation 1960's
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Entries are listed in reverse chronological order by exhibition opening date. Expanded entries are given when additional information is submitted or available. For information on how to contribute new content or edits to this page please visit the How To Help section of the PR and Outreach-Exhibiting Conservation page.
Institution: Museo Nationale del Bargello (Florence)
Title: Exhibition of the Restoration of Sculpture and Minor Art Objects
Topic/Brief Description: 60 objects restored after the Florence flood.
Institution: The Brooklyn Museum
Title: Exposition of Painting Conservation: Materials, Methods, Machines
Topic/Brief Description:To collect in one place and at one time, museum quality materials, methods, and machines which assist Conservators in their task(as stated in the 1962 Brooklyn Museum "Welcome" brochure inviting "any and all persons interested in care and preservation to attend our Exposition of Painting Conservation." Admission fees were $40 for the full five days, $10 for any single day )
Dates: October 22-26, 1962
Conservator(s)/Point of contact(s): The EPC, which took place in a row of galleries on the Brooklyn Museum's fifth floor, was organized by the Museum's then chief conservator, Caroline K. Keck. She was assisted by an Executive Committee of nine people, most of them conservators who had been trained by Sheldon and Caroline Keck
Publications: Caroline Keck edited an unpaginated spring-clipped folio of 3-hole pages entitled "EXPOSITION OF PAINTING CONSERVATION," a copy of which was included with the price of admission. (Extra copies were available at $5.) It contained articles and other practical information, including a 9-page list of the names and addresses of exhibiting companies whose products were useful to conservators. The topics covered were separated into five sections, according to which day each subject would be featured. Blank pages were included, so attendees could add notes about the exhibits they inspected and the live demonstrations they watched. MONDAY:"Some Comments and Suggestions Concerning Photography as an Aid to Conservation," 9-pg article by David B. Eisendrath, Jr.; "Flash Photography of Ultra-violet Fluorescence," by Richard D. Buck and Joseph W. Seifert, accompanied by a diagram by Sheldon Keck showing the placement of various kinds of equipment used for photography by infra-red, ultra-violet, and X-ray; "An Inexpensive X-ray Lab for Conservators," 2-pg article by Dr. Robert Gross TUESDAY: "Chemical Analysis of Materials of Art and Archaeology," 2-pg article by Dr. Jane Sheridan; "Wax," 4-pg article by Robert L. Feller, Ph. D. WEDNESDAY:"The Use of Moisture Barriers on Panel Paintings," 4-pg article by Richard D. Buck; "Notes on Transfer Technique," 3-pg article by James Roth; THURSDAY:A foldout chart of "SOLVENTS used, or proposed for the conservation of paintings," prepared for the EPC folio by Dr. Nathan Stolow;"Spirit Varnishes and Thermoplastic Resins," 6-pg article by Robert L. Feller, Ph. D.; "Considerations Regarding the Illumination of Museum Objects," 7-pg article by Robert L. Feller, Ph. D. FRIDAY:"Responsibilities of Museum People," 2-pg excerpt from "Restoration -- How Much if Any to Decorative Art Objects," a paper presented by Charles Montgomery at the 1962 A.A.M. meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia.;"Notes of Portable Fire Extinguishers," 4-pg article by Louis Pomerantz; Three brief pieces on, "Minimum Requirements from a Professional Conservator in Recording the Treatment of a Painting for its Owner," "Physical Points to Consider in the Framing of a Painting," and "Methods of Recording and Documentation," which were provided by the Conservation Laboratory, The Brooklyn Museum Eight photographs and a brief description of the EPC were published in an anonymous article, "The Brooklyn Exposition," Museum News, Vol. 41, No. 5 (January 1963), pages 30-31.
Submitted by: Jean Daniels Portell
Institution: Camposanto Monumentale (Pisa)
Title: Trianfo della morte e di altri affrechi
Topic/Brief Description: Detached frescoes and ginopie