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Connect to Conservation: Collections Care Workshop

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Thursday, August 19, 2021
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220-4007
United States

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In our continuing collaboration with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, we're excited to present the lastest installment of the Connect to Conservation Collections Care Workshops

Join us on Thursday, August 19 for our first in-person workshop of the season! Space is limited to 25 attendees.

This informative day will feature collections care training with a nod toward conservation with conservators Debbie Linn, Assistant Chief Conservator, and Stephen Bonadies, Chief Conservator and Senior Deputy Director, who bring expertise in works on paper, paintings, and objects.

This event will feature presentations, hands-on training, plus a tour of the VMFA Conservation Studios. 

The Conservation tsudios make up the Susan and David Goode Center for Advanced Study in Art Conservation. This is a 9,500 sq. ft. space that opened in 2010 as part of the latest expansion to the museum. The Center includes three areas of specialties: Paintings Conservation, Sculpture and Decorative Arts Conservation, and Paper Conservation. 

This workshop is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), grant number MA-30-17-0132-17.

Workshop Agenda:

9:30am-10:00am - Registrants/Attendees Check-in

10:00am-12:00pm - Presentations, Activities 

12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch Break (Lunch is on your own. Enjoy the VMFA's Best Cafe or Amuse Restaurant for your convenience.)

1:00pm-3:00pm -  Presentations, Activities, Tour of the Conservation Studio


August 19
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Check-in Registrants/Attendees check in at the entry to the VMFA
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Presentations and Activities
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break Registrants/Attendees have lunch on their own
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Presentations, Activities, Tour

For More Information:

Christina Newton
Christina Newton
Director of Communications & Programs Virginia Association of Museums (804)358-3173

*Please register to attend this limited capacity in-person workshop. You will be asked to acknowledge and agree to the following COVID Guidelines and Release Agreement on the registration form: 

By submitting the registration, I affirm I have read and agree to the following terms for attending a Virginia Association of Museums event.

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