• Installation

    Published on 03-09-2011 09:50 PM
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    The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth
    Kellen Haak, Collections Manager and Head Registrar
    (Currently Kellen is no longer with the Hood.)

    In 2005 the Hood was the first U.S. museum to acquire a work by El Anatsui:
    Hovor, 2003, aluminum bottle tops and copper wire, approximately 240 x 216 inches. At the time of the purchase, Hovor was traveling in the exhibition GAWU. Kellen didn’t actually see the work in person until January 2007, when GAWU arrived at the Hood. At that point it had already been to five exhibition venues in the United Kingdom and one in the U.S. (Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art). On arriving at the Hood, it had therefore gone through at least six cycles of installation and deinstallation.

    Kellen: Over all, my experience with GAWU at the Hood was delightful. I think there were five or six "cloths" in the show. One of the cloths for the Hood's show was a new work, an add-on
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    Published on 03-09-2011 06:49 PM
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    By Perry Hurt, Associate Paintings Conservator
    North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA)

    With contributions by:

    Kurt Christian, Head Preparator, Saint Louis Art Museum
    Kevin Etherton, Installation Coordinator, National Museum of African Art,
    Smithsonian Institution
    Christine Giuntini, Conservator, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas,
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Kellen Haak, formerly Collections Manager and Head Registrar, Hood Museum of
    Art at Dartmouth
    Kinsey Katchka, Associate Curator of Modern and African Art, NCMA
    Mark Milani, Chief Preparator, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
    Rachel Raynor, Collections Manager, Fowler Museum at UCLA
    Kendra Roth, Conservator of Modern and Contemporary Sculpture, Metropolitan
    Museum of Art





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    Published on 12-09-2010 07:03 PM
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    PACIN presents this article in support of the Mountmakers Forum. In doing so we seek to promote the appreciation of this important discipline within the field of preventive conservation. Mountmaking plays an important role in the safe handling, display, transport and storage of the artifacts that we care for. Please plan on attending the next Mountmakers Forum slated for 2012 (details will be provided as they become available) and in the mean time please take part in the discussions found here in the Mountmaking section of the PACIN Forum as well as in the Mountmakers Forum web-group. A link to view streaming footage of the Forum can be found at the end of the article.



    Second International Mountmaking Forum
    Hosted by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
    May 5-6, 2010
    Reported by BJ Farrar
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    Published on 08-09-2010 05:21 PM
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    This Article is the first of two that feature the North Carolina Museum of Art. This article generously appears here courtesy ...
    Published on 08-03-2010 05:56 PM
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    2. Space Preparation,
    3. Installation,
    4. Lighting,
    5. Conservation,
    6. Resources

    We have an article pending on this topic.
    In the mean time we have some good current content on the PACIN Forum under the topic "Lighting".
    To go there now click HERE.


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    Published on 07-11-2010 02:21 PM
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    By Bruce Bundock
    With images by Mark Wamaling and Jack Carr



    The “Back To Basics and Beyond”: Art Handling Workshop, held on June 22 at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford Connecticut was sponsored by NEMA - the New England Museum Association and organized by the Registrars Professional Affinity Group, in partnership with PACIN.

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    Published on 04-12-2010 06:00 AM
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    Compiled by Ashley McGrew
    Originally published 6/14/09



    These powerful commercial suction cups (Woods Powr-Grip model N5450) are an industry standard for lifting and positioning glass and plex vitrines. The image of the two pairs shown was sent in by LA Packing and Crating. They are shown as they should be - still in the cases they were purchased in. There is a kind of fanaticism on this point that in my view is well placed. It is not an uncommon policy to limit the contact of the suction cups surface to only whatever clean, flat surface they are being adhered to and then the original closed
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