Condition Reports are a key element of Collections Records. Accurate condition evaluation is important at the time of acquisition or as an artifact is loaned or borrowed. Condition reports can become a critical tool should damage be claimed either from poor handling, bad environment, accident, or vandalism.
Two experienced conservators will review the agents of deterioration with advice as to whether the effects of age or inherent vice constitute the need for professional conservation care. The workshop will focus on paintings and works on paper. The instructors will review the various media used to create works of art and will offer advice on media identification. The instructors will have available a number of actual paintings and works on paper for attendees to examine. Attendees are asked to bring their preferred magnification tool and several pairs of cotton gloves. Attendees may also bring examples of unknown media or state of preservation.
The workshop is designed for individuals whose responsibility is the creation of accurate condition reports. Registrars, curators, and students are the target audience.
Attendance will be limited to 20.
Date and Location
August 18, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Networking and Refreshments
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Workshop
Refreshments and a box lunch are included in your registration fee.
North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Western Office
176 Riceville Rd, Asheville, NC 28805
For complete information including how to register, please visit our Workshop page.