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Symposium: Reaching and Teaching Through Material Culture

From: Lois Price <lprice<-at->
Date: Monday, August 6, 2012
Conservation and Material Culture Symposium

Reaching and Teaching Through Material Culture
A Winterthur Graduate Program
60th Anniversary Symposium
September 28-29, 2012

Winterthur and the University of Delaware proudly co-sponsor two
graduate programs. This symposium celebrates the institutions,
students, and faculty members and their accomplishments. The
Winterthur Program in American Material Culture (WPAMC), originally
known as the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture (WPEAC),
was founded in 1952. The Winterthur-University of Delaware Program
in Art Conservation (WUDPAC) was founded in 1974. Together, these
programs boast more than 800 graduates. In their hands, and those of
colleagues in the field, rest the study, interpretation, and
conservation of objects significant to the history and culture of
their communities. Through programs like these, graduates steward
the material heritage of the United States and, increasingly, the

For a detailed schedule, registration, and optional activities
please visit


September 28, 2012

    2:00-2:15           Welcome

                            David P. Roselle
                            Director, Winterthur

    2:15-2:30           Welcome

                            George Watson
                            Dean, College of Arts and
                            Sciences University of Delaware

    2:30-4:00           Introduction

                            Ford W. Bell
                            American Association of Museums

                        "Conservation: The American Institute for
                        Conservation Turns  Forty"

                            Margaret Loew Craft
                            Walters Art Museum, and
                            President, American Institute
                            for Conservation

    4:30-5:15          "Reaching and Teaching through Material

                            William N. Hosley
                            Terra Firma Northeast

    5:15-6:00          "Past, Present, Future: Sixty Years of
                        Winterthur Graduate Programs"

                            Brock Jobe

September 29, 2012

    9:15-9:45          "Cultural Material: Revitalizing
                        Interpretation and Display in the 21st

                            Jonathan Prown
                            Chipstone Foundation

    9:45-10:30          What to Collect and How to Maintain:
                        Availability, Acquisition, Responsibility

                       "The Market: Research Source and Inspiration"

                            Sumpter T. Priddy III
                            Sumpter Priddy III, Inc.

                       "Shift in Audience Interests: The Renwick

                            Nicholas R. Bell
                            The Renwick Gallery

                       "Challenges in Preserving and Presenting
                        Modern Materials"

                            Gwynne Ryan
                            Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

    11:00 am-12:00      Technology and Accessing Collections

                       "A Tale of Two Programs: Judiciously Using

                            Judy Guston
                            Kathy Haas, and
                            Elyse Poinsett
                            Rosenbach Museum and Library

                       "Where Is the Home for Technology in
                        Collections-Based Exhibitions?"

                            Matt Kirchman

                       Animated Maps: Using Digital Technology to
                        Shed New Light on History

                            Sean Moir
                            gDMS, Inc.

                       "Maximizing Technology for the Archimedes
                        Palimpsest Project"

                            Abigail Quandt
                            Walters Art Museum

    1:30-2:15           Attracting Your Audience: Balancing
                        Intellectual Relevance with Popular Interest

                       "Collaborative Curation?: The Brooklyn
                        Museum's 'Click'"

                            La Tanya S. Autry
                            University of Delaware

                        "Popular Audiences Include Families!
                        Decorative Arts, Parents, and Children"

                            Beth A. Twiss Houting
                            Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and

                            Mary Jane Taylor
                            National Constitution Center

                       "Digital Afterlife: Modern Technology Reveals
                        Secrets of Brooklyn's Mummies"

                            Jakki Godfrey
                            Brooklyn Museum

    2:15-3:00           Securing the Legacy for Future Students

                       "Rethinking Collections and Professional
                        Training: Making Museums Matter to More

                            Cynthia G. Falk
                            Cooperstown Graduate Program

                       "Emulating and Evolving: The Cooper Hewitt

                            Sarah E. Lawrence
                            School of Art and Design History
                            and Theory Parsons/The New

                       Distance Education Professional Development
                        Opportunities for Conservators

                            Ann Carroll Kearney
                            University at Albany Libraries

    3:30-4:30           Role of Cultural Heritage Professionals in
                        World Events

                       "Committing to Community Preservation in
                        Natchez: Surviving Major Disasters and Daily

                            Ronald W. Miller
                            Mississippi Department of Archives and
                            History, and

                            Mimi Miller
                            Historic Natchez Foundation

                       "It's Complicated: Teaching Cultural Heritage
                        Preservation in Iraq"

                            Lois Olcott Price, Winterthur

                       "The Role of Governmental and
                        Non-Governmental Organizations in Disaster

                            Corine A. Wegener
                            Minneapolis Institute of Arts

                       "Stopping the International Illicit Art and
                        Antiquities Trade at the Border"

                            Harriet F. Beaubien
                            Museum Conservation Institute
                            Smithsonian Institution, and

                            Deborah Hull-Walski
                            National Museum of Natural History
                            Smithsonian Institution

    4:30-5:00          "Mapping the Future Cultural Landscape"

                            Susie Wilkening
                            Reach Advisors

Lois Olcott Price
Director of Conservation
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE  19735
Fax: 302-888-4838

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