Saturday, October 6, 2012

Conference - 2012 KCAA Fall Symposium

2012 KCAA Fall Symposium Taming the Object Nightmare: An Introduction to Object Care When: Thursday, October 11th, 2012 -Free behind-the-scenes tour at 12:00 -Symposium from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Where: Kansas City Toy & Miniature Museum (5235 Oak Street Kansas City, MO 64112; free parking in front) Cost: Free for members; $15 for non-members and $10 for students Credit: 2 Archival Recertification Credits for the Academy of Certified Archivists Please RSVP to Alexis Fekete at by October 8th. This year’s symposium topic is “Taming the Object Nightmare: Introduction to Object Care.” Whether we like it or not, we all have objects in our collections. The question is, “what do we do with them?” This year’s symposium is intended to help you care for these objects to museum standards in the most efficient ways possible. This symposium will focus on textiles, plastics, and framed objects. If you have any specific types of textiles, plastics, or framed objects in your collection, please make sure to mention them in your RSVP. Speakers Paul Goudy, speaking on textiles, is currently the Records Manager/Archivist for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County. He has 28 years of experience as a director, curator and archivist at small and medium sized museums. Goudy’s training includes an internship at the Smithsonian, adjunct employment at the British Museum, and two seminars with the National Trust. Whitney Baker, discussing plastics, is the Head of Conservation Services for KU Libraries. She previously worked in conservation at the Library of Congress and the University of Kentucky. Baker teaches MUSE 706, Conservation Principles and Practices, for the KU Museum Studies program. On sabbatical in 2011, she conducted extensive research into the history and development of bumper stickers. Peggy Van Witt, talking about framed objects, is a third generation paintings conservator and works in private practice in Kansas City. Through the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), of which she is Professional Associate, she has deepened her expertise through intensive workshops like Mastering in Painting, Adhesives for Conservation, Modular Cleaning workshops and Early European Paintings at Yale University. If you have any questions, or would like a postcard, please e-mail Kristine Schenk at