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Conserving Material Culture Engaging the public  through education and outreach at the Lunder Conservation Center “ The Pu...
Smithsonian  American Art Museum (AAM) Images taken from: http://newsdesk.si.edu
Lunder Conservation Center Photo by Julie Heath
Educational kiosks, didactics, and public lectures Photo by Mildred Baldwin Photo by Julie Heath
Photo by Mildred Baldwin Public tours
Media wall Photo by Julie Heath
Public Engagement  and Material Culture Institute   (PEMCI) From Avatars to Radio  Sound Bites:  Using Accessible Language...
The PEMCI challenge <ul><li>“  cultivate new ways of engaging public interest in conservation in order to educate people o...
Interacting with public tours <ul><li>Stepping out from behind the glass wall </li></ul><ul><li>Using images to convey the...
Collaborating with educators to connect science and art Photso by Julie Heath Behind-the-scenes studio and lab tours Advan...
Providing gallery talks  on conservation treatments Photos by Julie Heath
Communicating through  new media and social networking
Servicing the public with free monthly conservation clinics <ul><li>Consult with conservators </li></ul><ul><li>Examine ar...
Educating and outreach using media sources
 
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Conserving Material Culture: Engaging the public through education and outreach at the Lunder Conservation Center

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Presented at the University of Delaware event titled, “The Public Lives of Things” on May 6, 2010

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Conserving Material Culture: Engaging the public through education and outreach at the Lunder Conservation Center

  1. 1. Conserving Material Culture Engaging the public through education and outreach at the Lunder Conservation Center “ The Public Lives of Things” May 6, 2010 Amber Kerr-Allison Paintings Conservator, Samuel H. Kress Fellow Smithsonian American Art Museum Lunder Conservation Center Photo by Julie Heath
  2. 2. Smithsonian American Art Museum (AAM) Images taken from: http://newsdesk.si.edu
  3. 3. Lunder Conservation Center Photo by Julie Heath
  4. 4. Educational kiosks, didactics, and public lectures Photo by Mildred Baldwin Photo by Julie Heath
  5. 5. Photo by Mildred Baldwin Public tours
  6. 6. Media wall Photo by Julie Heath
  7. 7. Public Engagement and Material Culture Institute (PEMCI) From Avatars to Radio Sound Bites: Using Accessible Language and New Digital Technologies to Inspire the Public June 2-12, 2008
  8. 8. The PEMCI challenge <ul><li>“ cultivate new ways of engaging public interest in conservation in order to educate people on how they may best care for their family heirlooms and collections, as well as contribute to the preservation needs of artworks and cultural property.” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Interacting with public tours <ul><li>Stepping out from behind the glass wall </li></ul><ul><li>Using images to convey the story of the artwork </li></ul><ul><li>Answering questions </li></ul>Photo by Mildred Baldwin
  10. 10. Collaborating with educators to connect science and art Photso by Julie Heath Behind-the-scenes studio and lab tours Advance chemistry research projects
  11. 11. Providing gallery talks on conservation treatments Photos by Julie Heath
  12. 12. Communicating through new media and social networking
  13. 13. Servicing the public with free monthly conservation clinics <ul><li>Consult with conservators </li></ul><ul><li>Examine artifacts </li></ul><ul><li>Provide reference materials </li></ul><ul><li>Advise on collection care </li></ul>Photos by Julie Heath
  14. 14. Educating and outreach using media sources

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