Lecture and Mini-workshop: Conserving Two-Dimensional Native Collections

Dale Kronkright, Head of Conservation, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

IARC Speaker Series, SAR Boardroom

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 12:30–3:30 pm

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An expert in conservation, Dale Kronkright will focus on conserving two-dimensional works on a budget. This lecture and workshop will cover topics such as matting and hinging techniques, working with paper and photographic material, and when and how to fix damaged items or leave well enough alone.

In order to ensure enough materials for all workshop participants, please RSVP to (505) 954-7205 or iarc@sarsf.org no later than Wednesday, October 6. Space is limited to 20 people.

Dale Kronkright is presently the Head of Conservation at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. He has been Conservator for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum since its inception in 1997. In 2000, Dale began research into O’Keeffe’s studio techniques with scientists and conservators at the National Gallery of Art, resulting in the exhibition and catalog “Color and Conservation” which was the summer exhibition at the O’Keeffe Museum in 2006.

Also in 2000, Kronkright developed micro-environmental framing systems for the preservation of O’Keeffe’s paintings, pastels, and watercolors. In 2007, Kronkright began a collaborative project with the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles and the University of Texas at El Paso for the preservation of O’Keeffe’s light sensitive watercolors and pastels. He is currently working with a team of engineers and scientists at Sandia National Labs and the NASA for the study and mitigation of vibration for art in transit.

Kronkright earned his BA in American Culture Studies from the University of California at Davis (1978) and his postgraduate certificate in Conservation at the Peabody Museum, at Harvard in 1983. He has served as adjunct faculty at the Art Conservation Graduate Program at SUNY Buffalo since 1991. Dale holds numerous advanced certificates in scientific analytical methods and has received numerous national and state preservation awards.

Prior to coming to work for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Dale Kronkright was Senior Conservator for the State of New Mexico for seven years and was Senior Conservator at the Regional Conservation Center, Bishop Museum, Honolulu from 1985 to 1991. He has also served as an instructor and author for the Getty Conservation Institute since 1985.

Mr. Kronkright is a member of the International Institute for Conservation (IIC) and in 2010 was selected as one of eight international editors for the IIC journal Studies in Conservation. He is Professional Associate in the American Institute for Conservation (AIC), where he also serves as a contributing book review author for the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation. He is a member of Museum Computer Network and the Western Association of Art Conservators.

Recommended Readings and Useful Links

Useful Conservation Links (DOC, 39 KB)

Preventive Conservation (DOC, 37 KB)

Mat Worksheet (PDF, 58 KB)

Blank Condition Report Example (PDF, 237 KB)

Wheat Starch Recipe (PDF, 33 KB)

Blank Example: Examination Documentation and Proposal for Conservation Treatment (PDF, 76 KB)

Sponsored by Anne Ray Charitable Trust

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