Wednesday, May 15 • 4:30pm - 4:45pm
(Collection Care) Born Digital: Techniques, Advice, and Limitations of Digital Condition Reporting

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A quick look in almost any museum’s conservation files will give you a snapshot into the evolution of condition reporting. From a few handwritten notes on a receipt to transparent overlays on black and white photographs or annotated copies of digital ink jet prints, condition reporting has changed significantly over time. What remains the same, however, is the conservator’s need to efficiently and effectively capture the specific condition of a work of art. Over the last decade this has come to include the use of handheld digital devices, such as tablets and iPads. This talk offers basic guidance for digitally originated condition reports and raises the issues of several limitations and concerns with current workflows.

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Katrina Rush-[PA]

Associate Paintings Conservator, The Menil Collection
Katrina Rush is Associate Paintings Conservator at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. Ms. Rush, who studied chemistry and studio art, graduated Summa Cum Laude and with distinction from Boston’s Emmanuel College and received a master’s degree in art conservation and certificate... Read More →

Wednesday May 15, 2019 4:30pm - 4:45pm EDT
Salon A2-A3, Uncas Ballroom Sky Convention Center, Mohegan Sun
  Specialty Session, Collection Care