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Friday, May 31 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
(Paintings) Panel Discussion: Current Challenges and Opportunities in Paintings Conservation

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Please join us for a lively, introspective, and forward-thinking discussion of both the problems facing our field and the untapped resources that are available on the horizon. This session aims to identify some of our greatest challenges and achievable goals with respect to treatment, research, documentation, preventive care, education & training, funding, and the dissemination of information.


Tiarna Doherty

Chief of Conservation, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Tiarna became Chief of Conservation at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 2011. Previously, Tiarna worked for nine years as a paintings conservator at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. She holds a bachelor’s degree in both chemistry and art history from Tufts University, and a master’s degree in painting conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware art conservation program. Tiarna is a Directory Board member of the... Read More →

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Rustin Levenson

Conservation Director, ArtCareMiami
B.A. Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA Diploma in Paintings Conservation, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Rustin has worked on the painting conservation staff of the Fogg Museum (1969-1973), the Canadian Conservation Institute (1973-1974); The National Gallery of Canada (1974-1977); and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1977-1980). Since 1980 she has been President of Rustin Levenson Art Conservation Associates, with studios in New York, NY and... Read More →
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Alan Phenix

Scientist, Getty Conservation Institute
Alan Phenix is a paintings conservator, conservation educator and conservation scientist. He is presently 'Scientist' at the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, working partly for the Collections Research Laboratory (CRL) and partly for the Modern & Contemporary Art Research group. His work concerns mainly the analysis of art materials and the study of artists' technique.

Robert Proctor

Director/Painting Conservator, Whitten & Proctor Fine Art Conservation
Robert G. Proctor Jr. is a painting conservator in Houston, Texas. He has worked on numerous public murals and has developed a variety of structural techniques for minimal intervention. He teaches about varnishes and thread-by-thread tear re-weaving at U.S. conservation programs and regional groups in Europe and South America.
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Joyce Hill Stoner

Professor, Winterthur/UD

Friday May 31, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
JW Marriott White River Ballroom H-J 10 S West St Indianapolis, IN 46204

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