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Chinese ceramic quadrupeds: conservation and restoration

Author:
Strahan, Donna K.  Search this
Boulton, Ann  Search this
Smith, Perry  Search this
Yamasaki, Kazuo  Search this
Mills, John S.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1988
Topic:
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_56785

MCI SEAHA Video

Creator:
Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2015-02-19T05:46:20.000Z
Topic:
Conservation and restoration;Museum conservation methods;Museum techniques  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
MCISmithsonian
YouTube Channel:
MCISmithsonian
Data Source:
Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Z3o3z1kZmnE

Smithsonian Institution 150th Birthday Party on the Mall Interviews, 1996

Interviewer:
Henson, Pamela M  Search this
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Physical description:
50 audiotapes (Originals)
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Oral history
Date:
1996
Topic:
Visitors  Search this
Volunteers  Search this
Employees  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Scientific illustrators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Archival materials--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Genealogy  Search this
Cultural property--Repatriation  Search this
Museums--Security  Search this
Museum registrars  Search this
Museum archives  Search this
Aeronautics--History  Search this
Taxidermists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU009595
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_248800

Gokai darake no Nihon bijutsu : dejitaru fukugen ga tokiakasu "wabi sabi" / Kobayashi Taizō

Title:
誤解だらけの日本美術 : デジタル復元が解き明かす「わびさび」 / 小林泰三
Author:
Kobayashi, Taizō 1966-  Search this
Physical description:
216 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Japan
Date:
2015
To 1868
Topic:
Art, Japanese--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art objects, Japanese--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Image processing--Digital techniques  Search this
Call number:
N7353 .K56 2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1055999

Joseph Ternbach papers, 1915-1985

Creator:
Ternbach, Joseph, 1897-1982  Search this
Subject:
Ternbach, Joseph  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer  Search this
Moore, Henry  Search this
Barr, Alfred H.  Search this
Brancusi, Constantin  Search this
Topic:
Conservators  Search this
Art  Search this
Restorers  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7134
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209268
AAA_collcode_ternjose
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209268

James Oliver account books, 1865-1890

Creator:
Oliver, James, fl. 1865-1890  Search this
Topic:
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Restorers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6971
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209100
AAA_collcode_olivjame
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209100

Magnetic mounting systems for museums & cultural institutions : how to create a magnetic system : magnetic behavior explained : safe methods for mounting without damaging artifacts / Gwen Spicer

Title:
Magnetic mounting systems for museums and cultural institutions
Author:
Spicer, Gwen  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 402 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2019
Topic:
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Art objects--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Mounts (Decorative arts)  Search this
Magnetic devices  Search this
Magnetism  Search this
Museum exhibits--Technological innovations  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107605

Louis Pomerantz papers

Creator:
Pomerantz, Louis  Search this
Names:
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Eastman Kodak Company  Search this
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Rijksmuseum (Netherlands)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Feller, Robert L.  Search this
Konrad, Anton  Search this
Stolow, Nathan  Search this
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Wilke, Ulfert, 1907-1987  Search this
Extent:
34.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Interviews
Illustrations
Sound recordings
Date:
1937-1988
bulk 1950-1988
Summary:
The papers of Chicago art conservator, Louis Pomerantz, measure 34.2 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1988, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1950s-1980s. The papers document two principal aspects of Pomerantz's professional life: his conservation work for institutions and individuals, and the development of his professional expertise as documented through his writings and teachings, his continued conservation training, and his involvement in professional organizations. Files include scattered biographical material, professional correspondence, interviews, writings, project and client files, teaching and reference files, printed material, and photographic material primarily documenting conservation treatments and techniques.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Chicago art conservator, Louis Pomerantz, measure 34.2 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1988, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1950s-1980s. The papers document two principal aspects of Pomerantz's professional life: his conservation work for institutions and individuals, and the development of his professional expertise as documented through his writings and teachings, his continued conservation training, and his involvement in professional organizations. Files include scattered biographical material, professional correspondence, interviews, writings, project and client files, teaching and reference files, printed material, and photographic material primarily documenting conservation treatments and techniques.

Biographical material includes military and educational records, as well as resumés and references from various art institutions and individuals.

Pomerantz's professional correspondence is with other conservators including Anton J. Konrad, Nathan Stolow, and Jean Volkmer, conservation scientists such as Robert L. Feller, and people who assisted Pomerantz early in his career such as George Stout. Also documented is Pomerantz's relationship with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) which undertook his traveling Know What You See exhibition, his involvement with museums and other art institutions, and companies who developed and manufactured conservation equipment such as Eastman Kodak.

Interviews include circa 9 radio station interviews on sound tape reels and sound cassettes of Pomerantz individually or with others, including a recording of a conversation regarding the Florence flood.

Writings and notes are by Pomerantz and include typescripts, notes and background material for lectures and papers delivered from the 1950s-1980s. Also found is a portfolio of his writings from 1962-1978, and a notebook Pomerantz compiled while working at the Rijksmuseum which includes notes, hand-drawn colored illustrations and photographs of conservation techniques.

Project/client files form the largest series and document Pomerantz's work, both in private practice and as conservator at the Art Institute of Chicago, through conditions reports, recommendations for and records of treatment, related correspondence, financial documentation, and photographic material.

Teaching and reference files comprise material gathered by Pomerantz during participation in professional organizations and events, such as the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, and the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. Also found are subject files, consisting of reference material and correspondence, on a wide range of conservation-related subjects.

Personal business records from the 1950s consist of receipts for conservation-related supplies and one folder of business tax records.

Printed material primarily includes news clippings documenting Pomerantz's career up to and including the 1970s, clippings on conservation-related news, blank postcards of artwork, and two exhibition catalogs.

Photographic material includes images demonstrating a wide variety of conservation techniques, including sets of slides used for lectures and presentations, and images of Pomerantz at work. Also found are photos of artists including Ulfert Wilke. Photographic media include black and white and color photos, slides, glass slides, X-rays and corresponding prints, negatives and 5 glass plate negatives.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1940s-1980s (12 folders; Boxes 1, 33)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1940s-1988 (3.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-4)

Series 3: Interviews, 1961-circa 1970s (8 folders; Box 4)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1950s-1980s (2.8 linear feet; Box 7)

Series 5: Project/Client Files, 1950s-1987 (13.8 linear feet; Boxes 7-20)

Series 6: Teaching and Reference Files, 1940s-1980s (3.9 linear feet; Boxes 20-24)

Series 7: Personal Business Records, 1950s (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 24-25)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1937-1970s (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 25, 33)

Series 9: Photographic Material, 1940s-1980s (8.4 linear feet; Boxes 25-36, OV 37, MGP 1)
Biographical / Historical:
Chicago art conservator Louis Pomerantz (1919-1988), established and operated the conservation lab at the Art Institute of Chicago and then maintained a private practice conducting conservation work for individual collectors and various museums and art institutions in the midwest.

Pomerantz had originally intended to be an artist and enrolled at the Art Students League. After serving in World War II, he returned to Europe to study conservation as an apprentice to a private restorer in Paris, followed by a year spent working under the chief restorer at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and study at the Courtauld Institute and the National Gallery in London. As head of the Art Institute of Chicago's first conservation lab from 1956-1961, Pomerantz employed new and emerging techniques such as powerful binocular microscopes, ultra-violet, infra-red and X-ray machines to study paintings, and a hot table to bond new canvasses to support old ones. Following his resignation from the Art Institute of Chicago to pursue his private practice, Pomerantz organized conservation training programs, and wrote widely on conservation. He served on the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and was a member of the committee which adopted the AIC's first code of ethics for art conservators in May 1967. He became consultant to various art and natural history museums including the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, where he formed part of the conservation team that completed an extensive renovation of the museum's Javanese gamelan ensemble composed of 23 brass and wood musical instruments.The gamelan was presented and played for the first time since 1893 in 1978, following the restoration.

Pomerantz also organized several museum exhibitions on conservation, including Know What You See, which was shown at more than 100 museums around the United States, Canada and Mexico, as part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).
Provenance:
The Louis Pomerantz papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Else Pomerantz in 1988.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington D.C. research center. Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Louis Pomerantz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Conservators -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Flood damage -- Italy -- Florence  Search this
Museum conservation methods -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration -- Technique  Search this
Museum conservation methods -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Illustrations
Sound recordings
Citation:
Louis Pomerantz papers, 1937-1988, bulk 1950s-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pomeloui
See more items in:
Louis Pomerantz papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pomeloui
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Aluminum: history, technology, and conservation : proceedings from the 2014 International Conference / edited by Claudia Chemello, Malcolm Collum, Paul Mardikian, Joe Sembrat, and Lisa Young

Editor:
Chemello, Claudia  Search this
Collum, Malcolm  Search this
Mardikian, Paul http://viaf.org/viaf/27149066340365600058/  Search this
Sembrat, Joe  Search this
Young, Lisa http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n93122344 http://viaf.org/viaf/19730461/ http://dbpedia.org/resource/Lisa_Walters  Search this
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2014092295 http://viaf.org/viaf/144166119/  Search this
Author:
Aluminum: History, Technology and Conservation (Conference) sponsoring body  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 220 pages : illustrations, charts ; 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
2019
Topic:
Aluminum--Metallurgy  Search this
Aluminum--Testing  Search this
Aluminum alloys--Metallurgy  Search this
Aluminum alloys--Testing  Search this
Aluminum work--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Aluminum construction--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Airplanes--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1111080

Interactive Design Analysis: System Overview

Author:
van Zelst, Lambertus  Search this
Martin, Worthy N.  Search this
Canouts, Veletta  Search this
Bishop, Ronald L.  Search this
Huber, Carl F.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1991
Topic:
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_56710

The young Velázquez : "The education of the Virgin" restored / essays by John Marciari, Carmen Albendea, Ian McClure, Anikó Bezur, and Jens Stenger, and Benito Navarrete Prieto

Author:
Marciari, John Young Velázquez  Search this
Navarrete Prieto, Benito Education of the Virgin and naturalist formula  Search this
Subject:
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660 Education of the Virgin  Search this
Mary Blessed Virgin, Saint  Search this
Anne (Mother of the Virgin Mary), Saint  Search this
Physical description:
76 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Art
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Connecticut
New Haven
Date:
2014
Topic:
Painting, Spanish--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104466

Director's Records

Creator::
Museum Conservation Institute  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1959-2014
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the history and work of the Museum Conservation Institute (MCI). MCI serves as the center for specialized technical collection research and conservation for all Smithsonian museums and collections. Through knowledge of materials and through the use of state-of-the-art instrumentation and scientific techniques MCI staff provides technical research studies and interpretation of artistic, anthropological, biological, and historical objects. Some materials in this accession date from when MCI was known as the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education (SCMRE) and the Conservation Analytical Laboratory (CAL). Directors documented in this accession include Charles Olin, 1966-1967; Robert M. Organ, 1968-1983; Alan Postlethwaite, Acting Director, 1983-1984; Lambertus Van Zelst, 1985-2003; and Robert J. Koestler, 2004- . Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, grant proposals, meeting agendas and minutes, organizational charts, strategic plans, presentations, staff lists, clippings, and images.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2030; Transferring office; 10/01/2003 memoranda, Wright to N'Gadi; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Preservation of materials  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-273, Museum Conservation Institute, Director's Records
Identifier:
Accession 15-273
See more items in:
Director's Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-273

S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary, 1964-1984, Dies

Subject:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory  Search this
Fort Pierce Bureau  Search this
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Conservation Biology Institute (National Zoological Park)  Search this
Conservation Analytical Laboratory (CAL)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Associates  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.).) Museum Support Center  Search this
Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Mt. Hopkins Observatory.)  Search this
International Center  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
S. Dillon Ripley International Center  Search this
Resident Associates Program  Search this
Office of Folklife Programs  Search this
Office of Fellowships and Grants  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)  Search this
Smithsonian Office of Biological Conservation)  Search this
Smithsonian National Associates Program (SNAP)  Search this
Smithsonian Marine Station at Link Point (SMSLP)  Search this
Smithsonian Magazine)  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Smithsonian Associates, The )  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum)  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Arts and Industries Building  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Patent Office Building (POB)  Search this
Renwick Gallery)  Search this
Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Museum Conservation Institute  Search this
Smithsonian Folklife Festival  Search this
Festival of American Folklife  Search this
Place:
Enid A. Haupt Garden (Washington, D.C.)
United States
Date:
March 12, 2001
19th century
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Secretariats  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Ecology  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2377

A technical study of paint samples from the frescoes / Victoria Jenssen, Lawrence Majewski

Title:
Panagia Amasgou, Monagri, Cyprus
Panagia Amasgou, Monagri, Cyprus. Appendix I, Technical study of paint samples from the frescoes
Author:
Jenssen, Victoria  Search this
Majewski, Lawrence J.  Search this
Publisher:
Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies  Search this
Physical description:
pages 329-345 ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Cyprus
Monagri
Date:
1974
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, Byzantine--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, Byzantine--Technique  Search this
Paint materials--Analysis  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1051165

Pulling back the curtain : conservation treatment, painting technique, and questions raised / Michael Gallagher

Author:
Gallagher, Michael (Michael Brian) 1961-  Search this
Subject:
Le Brun, Charles  Search this
Physical description:
pages 37-46 : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2017
Topic:
Painting--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1087452

Physical techniques in the study of art, archaeology and cultural heritage

Title:
Art, archaeology and cultural heritage
Physical description:
v. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
2006
2006-
Topic:
Antiquities--Collection and preservation  Search this
Art objects--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Cultural property--Protection  Search this
Preservation of materials--Technique  Search this
Historic preservation  Search this
Archaeometry  Search this
Art and science  Search this
Restrictions & Rights:
Current Copyright Fee: GBP18.00 5\1. Uk
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1049111

Ancient metals : structure and characteristics, technical cards = Metaux anciens : structure et caracteristiques, fiches techniques / Albert France-Lanord

Title:
Metaux anciens
Author:
France-Lanord, Albert  Search this
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property  Search this
Physical description:
65, [1] p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1980
Topic:
Metal-work--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art objects--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Antiquities--Collection and preservation  Search this
Call number:
N8560 .F815
N8560.F815
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_138399

Material history of a collection / Bogumil Jewsiewicki interviewed by Émilie Desbarax

Author:
Jewsiewicki, Bogumil  Search this
Desbarax, Émilie  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Jewsiewicki, Bogumil  Search this
Type:
Articles
Interviews
Date:
2016
Topic:
Painting, Congolese (Democratic Republic)--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Painting, Congolese (Democratic Republic)--Technique  Search this
Call number:
N7399.C6 C66 2016
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1087142

Refashioning and redress : conserving and displaying dress / edited by Mary M. Brooks and Dinah D. Eastop

Editor:
Brooks, Mary M.  Search this
Eastop, Dinah  Search this
Issuing body:
Getty Conservation Institute  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 256 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2016
Topic:
Clothing and dress--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Costume--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Textile fabrics--Preservation  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1081856

Die Kunst allerhand natürliche Körper zu sammeln selbige auf eine leichte Art für das Kabinett zuzubereiten und sie vor Zerstörung feindlicher Insekten zu sichern : ein nutzliches Taschenbuch für angehende Naturaliensammler / von Georg Gottfried Zinke

Author:
Zinke, Georg Gottfried 1771-1813  Search this
Publisher:
Göpferdt, J. C. G.  Search this
Former owner:
Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt DSI  Search this
Gräflich vom Hagen'schen Majorats-bibliothek Möckern DSI  Search this
Physical description:
vi, [2], 159 pages ; 21 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1802
Topic:
Natural history--Technique  Search this
Natural history--Catalogs and collections--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Insect pests--Control  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Call number:
QH61 .Z56 1802
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1062156

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