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Monday, May 13 • 10:30am - 5:00pm
Global Relevance / Local Action: Conservation at Work in Communities TICKETED

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Global Relevance / Local Action: Conservation at Work in Communities
Monday, May 13
This symposium focuses on cultural preservation initiatives designed to include local communities. The symposium will feature both submitted presentations and invited speakers, including colleagues from the local area. Facilitated, audience-engaged discussions will also be an important part of this program. Talks will explore successful ideology and methodology for community-focused work.

This session is chaired by AIC's Equity and Inclusion Committee and sponsored by Blackmon Mooring (BMS CAT), Hollinger Metal Edge, Inc., and Preservation Technologies.

This day-long symposium is priced at $69 and $39 for students. Those who plan to attend this symposium only can register here.

Read the complete schedule and find full abstracts on our website.

10:30 - 10:45am - Welcome

10:45 - 11:00am
"Sharing our Conservators with the Community: A case study from Otago Museum, New Zealand"
Nyssa Mildwaters

11:00 - 11:15am
Community Engagement and Field Archaeology: Ideology, Methodology, and Three Case Studies"
Suzanne Davis

11:15 - 11:30am
"Onsite conservation at Sardis: employing local workers for special projects"
Carol Snow

11:30 - 11:45am
"Respect for Language: A first step in conservation relevance"
Ellen Pearlstein

11:45am - 12:00pm
"'How Might We…?' A Human Centered Design Approach to Connecting with Communities"
Daniela Leonard

12:00 - 12:15pm - Q&A

12:30 - 1:15pm - Lunch (included in ticket)

1:15 - 2:30pm
Panel: "Conservation in the Classroom: K-12 Educational Outreach"
Sarah Barack, Beth Edelstein, Ellen Chase, Colleen Snyder

2:30 - 2:45pm - Break

2:45 - 5:00pm
"The Tantaquidgeon Museum papers: a record of the nation’s oldest Native owned museum"
David Freeburg

"Southern New England Native Baskets and the Narrative of 'Disappearance'"
Denene De Quintal

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Nyssa Mildwaters

Conservation Manager, Otago Museum
I am currently Conservation Manager at Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand. I earned my Ma/MSc from University College London, and prior to my current position worked at the Royal Armouries as a Conservator and then Interim Conservation Manager, and at York Archaeological Trust as... Read More →
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Suzanne Davis

Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Suzanne Davis is an associate curator and the head of conservation at the University of Michigan’s Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. Prior to joining the Museum in 2001, she was a conservator for the Underwater Archaeology Branch of the Naval Historical Center in Washington, D.C. She... Read More →
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Carol E. Snow

Conservator, Yale University Art Gallery
Carol Snow is a graduate of Skidmore College and the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. She worked at the Walters Art Museum, on archaeological projects around the Mediterranean, including a Fulbright Scholarship to work in Turkey, and then as a private... Read More →
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Ellen Pearlstein

Conservator, UCLA/Getty Master’s Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials
Ellen Pearlstein is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in both Information Studies, and is a founding faculty member in the UCLA/Getty Program in Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation. Her research interests include American Indian tribal museums and how... Read More →
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Daniela Leonard

Conservator, Reanda Art Conservation, LLC
Daniela R. Leonard received a Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings from the Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge in 2009. After completing internships at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence and the Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg in... Read More →
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Sarah Barack

Head of Conservation/Sr. Objects Conservator, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt
Sarah Barack studied art history and art conservation at the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. She worked at various museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Oriental Institute Museum before founding a private studio, where she treated... Read More →
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Ellen Salzman Chase

Objects Conservator, Freer|Sackler
Ellen Chase has been Objects Conservator in the Department of Conservation and Scientific Research at the Freer|Sackler, the Smithsonian Institution’s Museums of Asian Art since 1999. Prior to that she was a contractor or fellow at a number of museums including the Metropolitan... Read More →
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Beth Edelstein

Conservator of Objects, Cleveland Museum of Art
Beth Edelstein is currently Conservator of Objects at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Previously, she was an Associate Conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, focusing on the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Beth earned her M.A. from the Conservation Center, Institute... Read More →
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Colleen Snyder

Associate Conservator of Objects, Cleveland Museum of Art
Colleen Snyder is currently Associate Conservator of Objects at The Cleveland Museum of Art, where she has worked for 8 years.  Colleen began in the middle of the museum’s extensive renovation project, which was completed in 2013, and has participated in the treatment and reinstallation... Read More →
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David Freeburg

Archivist/Librarian, Mohegan Tribe | Library & Archives
David Freeburg has served as the Archivist/Librarian of the Mohegan Tribe for the past seven years, overseeing a specialized native collection and working to meet the needs of tribal patrons ranging from young children to academic researchers. Before working at Mohegan, David spent... Read More →
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Denene De Quintal

Independent Scholar/Curator
Denene De Quintal, Ph.D., co-curated the exhibition "Eyes On: Julie Buffalohead" (2018). She was the inaugural Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow in American Indian Art at the Denver Art Museum. Dr. De Quintal is currently working on two articles, one about the artist... Read More →

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Blackmon Mooring (BMS CAT)

Blackmon Mooring (BMS CAT)
Started in 1948 as a furniture and dye shop, Blackmon Mooring has grown to become a leader in each service area it practices – from cleaning, recovery and restoration. The earliest founders of Blackmon Mooring built their business on reliability, quality and superior customer service.In 1981, the company expanded its reach globally with the addition o... Read More →
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Hollinger Metal Edge Inc.

Hollinger Metal Edge Inc.
Hollinger Metal Edge, Inc. has been the leading supplier of archival storage products for Conservators, Museums, Government and Institutional Archives, Historical Societies, Libraries, Universities, Galleries and Private Collectors for over 65 years. Famous for The Hollinger Box... Read More →
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Preservation Technologies

Preservation Technologies
Preservation Technologies, L.P. provides deacidification products and services for libraries, archives, and consumers worldwide. From treating the valuable books and documents of the world’s leading research libraries to preserving family memorabilia and stamp collections, our patented... Read More →

Monday May 13, 2019 10:30am - 5:00pm EDT
Passamaquoddy/Brothertown Rooms Sky Convention Center, Mohegan Sun