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Friday, May 17 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
A Failure Shared is Not a Failure: Learning from Our Mistakes TICKETED

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Don’t miss this "Trail and Error lunch," our second annual “Mistakes” event at the 74th Annual AIC Meeting this year. Conservationists of all disciples will come together to share their tails of woe; teh mistakes, accidents, and even outright failures they have experienced, regretted, and most importantly, learned from over the coarse of their carriers
Seriously, though: building on the success of last year event, we are encouraging our colleagues to share their experiences to benefit our professional community. We aim to foster a healthier and more realistic attitude so that when things do go wrong, we can “Fail Productively,” as discussed in a recent New York Times article.

We will gather over a delicious lunch and share our stories—which can include treatment, communication, and project management errors, mishaps, and accidents—with the goal of helping our colleagues to not repeat them. Please note this is a ticketed event, but prices are relatively low thanks to our generous sponsor the Bruker Corporation.

If you are interested participating in this event or have questions, please contact Tony Sigel at tony_sigel@harvard.edu  or Rebecca Gridley at rebecca.ec.gridley@gmail.com.

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Rebecca Gridley

Assistant Conservator, Objects Conservation Department, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Rebecca holds a BA in Art History from Yale University, and an MS in Conservation and MA in Art History & Archaeology from the Conservation Center, The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. She is currently an Assistant Conservator in the Objects Conservation Department at The Metropolitan... Read More →
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Anthony Sigel

Senior Conservator of Objects and Sculpture, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies
Tony Sigel is the Senior Conservator of Objects and Sculpture at the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museums, and is responsible for the treatment of sculpture and three dimensional objects of all materials from pre-history to post-modern. He was... Read More →

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Bruker is one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies. We cover a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. Bruker’s innovative methods and non-destructive analytical techniques help to protect and preserve artifacts and... Read More →

Friday May 17, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Salon C & D, Uncas Ballroom Sky Convention Center, Mohegan Sun