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Conservation in archaeology and the applied arts

Author:
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Physical description:
244 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Date:
1975
©1975
Topic:
Textile fabrics--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Ceramics--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Rock paintings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Glass--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Metals--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Antiquities--Collection and preservation  Search this
Call number:
CC135 .C745
CC135.C745
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_81205

Louis Pomerantz papers, 1937-1988, bulk 1950-1988

Creator:
Pomerantz, Louis, 1919-1988  Search this
Subject:
Wilke, Ulfert  Search this
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Stolow, Nathan  Search this
Konrad, Anton  Search this
Feller, Robert L.  Search this
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Eastman Kodak Company  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Rijksmuseum (Netherlands)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Interviews
Illustrations
Sound recordings
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
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9552
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211752
AAA_collcode_pomeloui
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211752
Online Media:

Masking and Misinterpreting Cotton Fibers: Dangers Associated with the Fiber Analysis of Archeological Textiles

Author:
Skals, Irene  Search this
Ballard, Mary W.  Search this
Roy, Ashok  Search this
Smith, Perry  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1996
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_96057

Organic Residue Analysis in Ceramic Studies: Implications for Conservation Treatment and Collections Management

Author:
Oudemans, Tania F. M.  Search this
Erhardt, W. David  Search this
Roy, Ashok  Search this
Smith, Perry  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1996
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_96059

Blood Residues on Archaeological Objects–a Conservation Perspective

Author:
Wilson, Andrew S.  Search this
Tuross, Noreen C.  Search this
Wachowiak, Melvin J.  Search this
Roy, Ashok  Search this
Smith, Perry  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1996
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_96060

Access for native people and the public: exhibits at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

Author:
Townsend, Joyce H.  Search this
Saunders, David  Search this
Woodcock, Sally  Search this
Johnson, Jessica S.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2008
Topic:
Native Americans  Search this
American Indians  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_73987

Natural and Accelerated Thermal Aging of Oil Paint Films

Author:
Roy, A.  Search this
Smith, P.  Search this
Erhardt, David  Search this
Tumosa, Charles S.  Search this
Mecklenburg, Marion F.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2000
Topic:
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_55854

Conservation of Neolithic Lime Plaster Statues from 'Ain Ghazal

Author:
Roy, Ashok  Search this
Smith, Perry  Search this
Grissom, Carol A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1996
Topic:
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_56174

J. IIC-CG : journal of the International Institute for Conservation, Canadian Group

Title:
IIC CG
Journal of the International Institute for Conservation, Canadian Group
Journal de l'Institut international pour la conservation, Groupe canadien
Author:
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Canadian Group Journal  Search this
Physical description:
v : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1976
1996
[1976]-1996
Topic:
Art--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art objects--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Antiquities--Collection and preservation  Search this
Call number:
N8560 .I613j
N8554 .J68
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_109104

International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Conservation Analytical Laboratory  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 16
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Box 13 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 576, Smithsonian Institution, Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0576-refidd1e2169

Conservation of Far Eastern art : list of delegates, list of benefactors, September 19-23, 1988

Author:
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Physical description:
50 p. ; 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1988
1988]
Topic:
Art, East Asian--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
N8560 .C747l 1988
N8560.C747l 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_368338

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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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
Online Media:

Studies in conservation = Études de conservation

Title:
Études de conservation Oct. 1952-Nov. 1967
Author:
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Physical description:
volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1952
Topic:
Art objects--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
N8560 .S33
AP1 .S93
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_51515

Reviews in conservation / the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Author:
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
2000
C2000-
Topic:
Art--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art objects--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic sites--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
N8554 .R485
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_614346

News in conservation : the newspaper of the International Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Title:
Newspaper of the International Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Author:
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Subject:
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 42 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
2007
[2007]-
Topic:
Art objects--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic preservation  Search this
Call number:
CC135 .N49
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_827925

Bulletin / International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Title:
IIC bulletin
I.I.C. bulletin
Author:
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1976
2007
Topic:
Art--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
AP1 .I618b
N8560 .I61b
AP1.I618b
N8560.I61b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_76577

Preprints of the contributions to the New York Conference on Conservation of Stone and Wooden Objects, 7-13 June 1970

Title:
Conservation of Stone and Wooden Objects
1970 New York Conference on Conservation of Stone and Wooden Objects
Author:
New York Conference on Conservation of Stone and Wooden Objects (1970)  Search this
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes in 1 (134, 140 pages) : illustrations ; 30 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Date:
1971
[1971]
Topic:
Sculpture--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art objects--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Stone--Preservation  Search this
Wood--Preservation  Search this
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1037705

Contributions to the Vienna Congress, 10-14 September 2012 : the decorative : conservation and the applied arts / editors, Sharon Cather ... [et al.]

Title:
2012 Vienna Congress
Decorative : conservation and the applied arts
Author:
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Congress (2012 : Vienna, Austria)  Search this
Cather, Sharon  Search this
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 391 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Date:
2012
C2012
Topic:
Decorative arts--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1026477

Organizations and Events

Collection Creator:
Pomerantz, Louis  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940s-1980s
Scope and Contents:
This series does not include Pomerantz's contributions at professional events, which can be found in Series 4: Writings and Notes, but does document his attendance and involvement in events such as AIC and International Institute for Conservation of Historical and Artistic Works annual meetings and other conferences primarily in the midwest and California. The records document some of the most prominent and pressing issues in art conservation during the 1960s-1980s.

Records include committee material such as lists of meeting attendees, calls for papers, memoranda, correspondence and notes, conference handouts and other printed material, and 62 sound cassettes and 5 sound tape reels of conference presentations and events.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis Pomerantz papers, 1937-1988, bulk 1950s-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pomeloui, Subseries 6.1
See more items in:
Louis Pomerantz papers
Louis Pomerantz papers / Series 6: Teaching and Reference Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-pomeloui-ref786

International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Collection Creator:
Pomerantz, Louis  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970s-1980s
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis Pomerantz papers, 1937-1988, bulk 1950s-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Louis Pomerantz papers
Louis Pomerantz papers / Series 6: Teaching and Reference Files / 6.1: Organizations and Events
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-pomeloui-ref802

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