ANAGPIC 2021 Student Papers and Posters

Presented at the 2021 Annual Student Conference hosted virtually by The Garman Art Conservation Department, SUNY Buffalo State College

View the official ANAGPIC 2021 conference program here.

Melissa Amundsen, Buffalo State College
Treatment and Analysis of a 20th Century Painting on Masonite by Haitian Artist J.E. Gourgue

Ruby Awburn, Harvard University
When Less is Moore – an example of how the holistic understanding of an artist materials influenced treatment aims

Joseph R. Bacci, University of Pennsylvania
The Influence of Fire and Water on Lime, Natural Hydraulic Lime, and Cement-Lime Mortars

Hector J. Berdecia-Hernandez, University of Pennsylvania
Belleza Desnuda: A Conservation Assessment of the Exterior Concrete Surfaces of Henry Klumb’s Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Carmen in Cataño, Puerto Rico

James E. Churchill, Columbia University
Monel: The Alloy that Time Forgot
Sources to view James’ ongoing research:
Historic Monel – Part I: Production and Processes of the International Nickel Company into World War II
Historic Monel – Part II: Testing and Analysis of Atmospheric Corrosion Products
Nickel Institute: Historic Monel – The Alloy that time Forgot (Technical article) and
Historic Monel – The Alloy that Time Forgot (Blog post)
Columbia Thesis: Decorative Monel: Historical Intent, Weathering and Analysis

Kristy Corcoran, Queen’s University
Canadian Isinglass: An Evaluation of Material Properties

Alder Hugo Corona, ENCRyM (Escuela Nacional de Conservacion y Restauracion y Museologia)
Fuentes Brotantes, un acercamiento como paisaje cultural – Fuentes Brotantes National Park, approached as a cultural landscape

Adrienne Gendron, New York University
Out on a Limb: Values-Based Decision Making in an Interventive Treatment of a 19th c. Plaster Dog

Heather Hodge, Buffalo State College
The Conservation and Technical Study of an Early 20th Century Opera Coat

Kristin Holder, New York University
Frame by Frame: Documenting the Treatment of Madonna and Child by Sano di Pietro

Jennifer McGough, UCLA/Getty
Preliminary Research into the Use of 3D Printing Technology for Loss Compensation of Asian Lacquerware

Jess Ortegon, University of Delaware
Something A Little Fishy: Analysis and Treatment of a Late Nineteenth-Century Children’s Pop-Up Book

Tucker M. Simmons, Columbia University
Testing Protective Coatings and their Removal for Outdoor Bronze Statuary

Céline Wachsmuth, UCLA/Getty
Consolidants and Context: A Green Approach to the Consolidation of Low-Fired Ceramics with a Case Study in Pueblo Ceramics

Ika Yi-Hsia Hsiao, Cleveland Museum of Art
Chinese Paintings Conservation Program in Taiwan- How I was trained in the past decade

Marissa Bartz, Grace McLean, Jérôme Paquet & Gabriela Rosas, Queen’s University
Manuscript Leaves: Non-Invasive Technical Analysis of Leaves from the W. D. Jordan Rare Books & Special Collections, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

Annabelle Camp and Kris Cnossen, University of Delaware
Mixing Solutions: Combining Paper and Textile Approaches to Treat Iron-mordanted Printed Cotton

Leonie Müller and Julie Wertz, Harvard University
Identifying drawing inks and paper substrates using specular reflectance FTIR

Lightning Round Presentations

Lightning Round #1
1. Margalit Schindler, University of Delaware, Judaica Preservation Survey: A Portrait of Jewish Collections

2. Annika Blake-Howland, Buffalo State College, Comparing Early Twentieth Century Glass Manufacturers with XRF

3. Gabrielle Goldstein, University of Pennsylvania, Revisiting a Past Treatment at the Mission of San José de Tumacácori

4. Emily Mercer, Buffalo State College, The Recreation of Historic Watermarks

5. Michael Galardi, Queen’s University, A 19th Century Ontario Quilt: Material and Structural Analysis to Determine Degradation

6. Namratha Kondam, University of Pennsylvania, Infrared Thermography as a non-destructive method to measure the moisture patterns in historic free-standing exterior lime plaster and adobe walls

7. Tamara Dissi, UCLA, Fungal Pigments

8. Sasha Arden, New York University
Time-Based Media Conservation Ecosystems: Documentation Tools for Web-Based Artworks

9. Erin E. Murphy, Columbia University, (De)constructing Guastavino Vaulting

10. Katya Zinsli, Buffalo State College, Piecing It Together: Analysis and Treatment of a Painted Silk Flag

11. Robin Canham, Queen’s University, Practical Techniques for Creating Nanocellulose Film

12. Seo Jun Oh, Columbia University, Comparative Laboratory Evaluation of Natural Hydraulic Lime Mortars

13. Rachel Bissonnette, University of Delaware, Characterization of Persian Lacquer Based on Analysis of Painted Book Boards

Lightning Round #2

1. Rio Lopez & Allison Slenker, Buffalo State College, Illuminating Treatment Methods for 3D Paper Lamps

2. Tamara Dissi, UCLA, Feather and Pest Identification on a Fan Artifact

3. Colleen Watkins, Buffalo State College, Reducing disfiguring stains on paper using complementary color theory

4. Catherine E. Stephens, New York University, The Migration of Optical Brightening Agents During Conservation Treatments

5. Naftalia Hadar Flatte, University of Pennsylvania, A Site Vulnerability Study for Wupatki Pueblo, Wupatki National Monument

6. Emily Joyce, Queen’s University, Thinking Backwards: Exploring a New Registration Method for Retouching a Reverse Glass Painting

7. Isabel Schneider, UCLA, Debunking the myth of Moroccan sabra silk using polarized light microscopy and exploring what that myth means to local artisans

8. Lavina Li, Queen’s University, Community Collaboration for Conservation Science Analysis on Northwest Coast Indigenous Material Heritage

9. Emma Guerard, Buffalo State College, Technical Imaging for Characterization of Board Attachments

10. Celeste Mahoney, New York University, “That translucent alabaster of our memories”: Developing a Fill Material for Travertine Vessels at the Metropolitan Museum of Art