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Rose Daly's summer work project talk for her classmates October 28th, 2009.

Rose Daly's summer work project talk for her classmates October 28th, 2009.


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  • 1. Rose Daly
    • Summer Work Project 2009
    • Shelburne Museum
  • 2. Shelburne, Vermont © Jared C. Benedict. from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Shelburne_vt_highlight.png
  • 3. Internship Collections/ Education Interns & Conservation Interns at a concert
  • 4. Shelburne Museum & Grounds Courtesy of Shelburne Museum http://www.shelburnemuseum.org/visit/maps_directions.php
  • 5. Fort Sub Rosa by Britt Browne & Graham Keegan Kalkin House
  • 6. “ Museums have histories of their own, but how little is known of the making of private collections” -Louisine Havemeyer Louisine Havemeyer Mary Cassat Courtesy of Shelburne Museum http://www.vermontwoman.com/articles/0708/cassatt.shtml Courtesy of Shelburne Museum WikiCommons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Cassatt_Electra_Havemeyer_and_mother.jpg&oldid=4621362 Louisine Havemeyer and her daughter Electra 1895 Mary Cassatt
  • 7. 19th Amendment - ratified 1920 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/64/Votes_For_Women.jpg http://www.studyhistory.co.uk/Images/suffragettes.jpg Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print http://www.sylviapankhurst.com/about_sylvia_pankhurst/images/emmeline_pankhurst_250.jpg
  • 8. Edgar Degas Repetition au Foyer (Rehearsal Studio) About 1874 – Egg tempera on canvas Courtesy of Shelburne Museum Edgar Degas Deux Danseuses (Two Dancers) About 1879 – Pastel and gouache on paper Courtesy of Shelburne Museum Edouard Manet The Grand Canal, Venice (Blue Venice) 1875 – Oil on canvas Courtesy of Shelburne Museum The Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Buidling Courtesy of Shelburne Museum
  • 9. “ To keep on in Father’s footsteps in the way of collecting Art. Very few appreciating it and all discouraging me.” -Electra Havemeyer Webb Courtesy of: http://academics.smcvt.edu/shelburnemuseum/sestey/Electra%20Havemeyer%20Webb.htm Courtesy of Shelburne Museum http://www.shelburnemuseum.org/about_us/museum_story.php
  • 10. American Folk Art/Americana Fish with Flag Trade Sign Fragment, Mid-19th century Painted wood and sheet iron Courtesy of Shelburne Museum Mermaid Weathervane~1825-50 Carved wood, originally polychromed Courtesy of Shelburne Museum William Matthew Prior (1806-1873) Nancy Lawson 1843 – Oil on canvas Courtesy of Shelburne Museum Squirrel Cage, About 1900 Carved, sawed, and turned polychromed wood with iron rods Courtesy of Shelburne Museum
  • 11. Photo courtesy of Shelburne Museum Archives Electra and J.W. Webb and their 5 vhildren
  • 12. “ I started collecting early in life and just hid things away. When the time came, everything came out and Shelburne Museum was born” - Electra Havemeyer Webb Vergennes Schoolhouse
  • 13. Steamboat Ticonderoga Horseshoe Barn
  • 14. Preservation and Conservation at Shelburne Museum Rick Kerschner Head of Preservation/ Conservation photo taken by Nancie Ravenel Courtesy of Shelburne Museum 1952 1979 1982 Museum Opens Survey By: Sheldon Keck Gerry Hoephner Pat Reeves - Textiles Colonel Gilbert - Furniture Peter Sparks - director of WUDPAC } Paintings Rick Kerschner hired
  • 15. The Lab
  • 16. Nancie Ravenel Objects Conservator Rick Kerschner
  • 17. Laura Brill Kress Fellow in Conservation
  • 18. Diana Dan Larrabee Laine Kirkhoff Louisa
  • 19. Treatment Solar Bagging Carousel Rounding Board Preventive Environmental Management Costume Collection Survey
  • 20. Environmental Management
  • 21. Appropriate collection materials for this environment
  • 22. Covered Bridge Category 1 Barn Category 2 Historic House Category 3 Retrofitted Historic House Category 4 New Construction Category 5 Purpose-Built Category 6
  • 23. EHW Memorial Building Complete Climate Control Prentis House Conservation Heating and Ventilation Lighthouse Conservation Ventilation Beach Gallery Conservation Cooling and Heating Diamond Barn Heating Ticonderoga No Climate Control Systems
  • 24. System Maintenance Rick examining the HVAC system Dectron Hot gas reheat system
  • 25. Calibration Vaisala RH Meter
  • 26. Barns that freeze in the winter
  • 27. Independent Monitoring Systems Hygrothermograph PEM P reservation E nvironment M onitor PEM 2
  • 28. http://www.pemdata.org
  • 29. http://myclimatedata.com /
  • 30. Costume Collection Survey
  • 31. Lynn Basset Collections Fellows
  • 32. Costume collection in need of re-housing
  • 33.  
  • 34. Re-housing materials and costs
  • 35. Solar Bagging
  • 36. T. Strang “The effect of thermal methods of pest control in museum collections” Instituut Collectie Nederland (ICN) “The solar tent”
  • 37. Carriage “bonnet”
  • 38. Mylar window
  • 39. Just in case
  • 40. Eagle Rounding Board Treatment
  • 41. Before Treatment
  • 42. Solubility testing of aged linseed oil Ethanol 1:1 Ethanol:Stoddards 1:1 Ethanol:Acetone Petroleum Benzine Acetone 1:1 Acetone:Isopropanol
  • 43. 5% TEA Gel Carbopol = 1gram DI water = 100mL TEA = 5mL Glacial Acetic Acid = 12 drops PH ~ 7.5 Clear with 5% TEA Buffer Solution 5% TEA Buffer Solution DI water = 100mL TEA = 5mL Glacial Acetic Acid = 20 drops PH ~ 7.5
  • 44. Gel application Buffer application
  • 45. Before Treatment After Treatment
  • 46. After cleaning with ethanol After cleaning with gel and buffer
  • 47. Before Treatment After Treatment
  • 48. From: maps.google.com New Orleans temperature 99 degrees, humidity 85% Shelburne temperature 82 degrees humidity 70%
  • 49. NPS/NCPTT Ornamental Iron Workshop June 18-19 2009 New Orleans, LA
  • 50. Jason Church Materials Conservator at NCPTT Mary Streigel Materials Research Program Director at NCPTT Eric Schindelholz materials science Phd. student at the University of Virginia
  • 51. Marie Laveau’s Tomb with “X” scratched into the surface Foil represents water
  • 52. Roundup weed killer Isopropylamine salt of glyphosate and FD&C Blue No. 1
  • 53. Theft
  • 54. Andrew’s Welding & Blacksmith Daryl Reeves
  • 55. Cleaning with a wire brush Rust conversion with tannic acid in barium sulfate
  • 56. XRF Analysis Simple Repairs using a pinning method.
  • 57. Priming - must be compatible with enamel paint
  • 58. Painting flat finish enamel paint
  • 59. A Mardi Gras statue
  • 60. Poster by Rose Daly NCPTT Cemetery preservation summit October 2009
  • 61. Special Thanks Shelburne Museum Kathryn Heminway The Electra McDowell Fund Nancie Ravenel Rick Kerschner Laura Brill The Professional Development Fund Allison Daly Mary Striegel Eric Schinderholtz Jason Church Vicki Cassman Jae Gutierrez Ginny Greene Jennifer Mass
  • 62. from the Louisiana bayou. . . to the beach at lake Champlain . . . Back across the Delaware river . . . To start WUDPAC again