Select Projects

2014    ART CONSERVATION IN THE GALLERY
Dalhousie Art Gallery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Conserving artwork in view of the public in the gallery exhibition space:

  • Conservation studio space set-up
  • Q and A with visitors
  • Public lecture

2011    BASIC CARE OF PAINTINGS WORKSHOP
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic,Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada

A refresher course on the care, handling and storage of paintings for the staff of the Nova Scotia Museums:

  • Preparation of workspace
  • Handling and transit of paintings in workspace
  • Examination and documentation
  • Preparing paintings for storage
  • Planning storage spaces

2010    CANADIAN MILITARY ENGINEERS MUSEUM
Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, New Brunswick, Canada

Conserving two large paintings by Goranson-Fisher Studios, painted in 1940.  The paintings on canvas are 8 x 10 feet in size and required:

  • restretching onto new stretchers
  • extensive paint consolidation
  • surface cleaning
  • varnish removal
  • inpainting of losses in the paint layers
  • revarnishing
  • backing boards and hanging hardware

2009      PARKS CANADA  COLLECTION/CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Unpacking and preparing two-dimensional art to hang on new art racking system.  Tasks included:

      • applying D-ring hardware
      • securing loose frames
      • applying archival backing boards
      • hanging objects onto racking system in pre-determined order for easy retrieval

2009      HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY CULTURE AND HERITAGE DIVISION
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Inventory and Condition Survey of a portion of the Halifax Regional Municipality Indoor Public Art Collection:  Paintings, Drawings and Traditional Print-making Techniques:

      • creating a new database in Filemaker Pro 9
      • recording and confirming key information about each object, including:  accession number, media, dimension and condition
      • creating a digital image of each object
      • reporting on display and storage conditions
      • making recommendations for improvements
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