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Northeast Ohio Inter-Museum Council Conservation Seminar

September 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Northeast Ohio Inter-Museum Council Conservation Seminar

Tuesday, September 25, 2018


Presented by: The Cleveland Museum of Art & The Western Reserve Historical Society



Carpooling is suggested so that passengers can be dropped off at Cleveland Museum of Art for the first sessions of the day.

NOTE:  It is about a 15 minute walk to the Cleveland Museum of Art where the day’s programming will begin promptly at 10:15 a.m.

$5 (discounted rate) at Western Reserve Historical Society/Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd. 44106. Parking is off of Magnolia Dr. https://www.wrhs.org/plan-your-visit/history-center/cleveland-history-center-frequently-asked-questions/

Parking validation to receive the discounted rate will be provided during lunch at the Western Reserve Historical Society.



10:05-10:15 a.m.                 Gather at Cleveland Museum of Art, Information Desk, in the glass atrium.

Half of the group will go to the Objects Lab for a 30 minute presentation and 15 minute Q&A;

The rest of the group will take a gallery tour.


11:10 – 11:15 a.m.                    Both groups meet at Information Desk in the glass atrium and will switch presentations


11:20 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.       Second presentation for both groups


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.                 LUNCH and afternoon programming at Western Reserve Historical Society

(WRHS is a 15 minute walk from CMA.  Enter on East Blvd. side)

Lunch provided in their Community Conference Room (right across the from intro video)

Various sandwich options delivered by Panera Bread

Two groups will be designated at end of lunch and curators will lead groups from the lunch room


1:45 – 2:30                           Western Reserve Historical Society

Half of the group will meet with curator, Patty Edmonson

The rest of the group will meet with chief curator, Eric Rivet


2:40 – 3:25                           Second presentation for both groups.  The curators will take you to the next presentation area


3:30 – 5:00 p.m.                  Free time to explore WRHS at no charge.  Be sure to see “Mad for Plaid”, the new exhibition in the Costume Wing, curated by Patty Edmonson


*Be sure to have your parking validation before you leave the WRHS parking lot to get the $5 rate.



Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd, (across Wade Oval)

Beth Edelstein, Conservator of Objects, will share some of the challenges and discoveries that accompany the investigation and conservation of a range of objects in our collection. We will discuss the long-term conservation project of the museum’s monumental Krishna, a 6th century stone sculpture from Cambodia, as well as the preparation of Islamic collection objects for loan and display.


Western Reserve Historical Society/Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd. 44106. Parking is accessed from Magnolia Dr.

Eric Rivet, Chief Curator, will present on mold remediation of Civil War era leather accoutrements. As part of an institution-wide collections inventory, the Civil War collection received a thorough evaluation that revealed several objects in need of care for their long-term preservation.


Patty Edmonson, Curator of Costume and Textiles, will share the restoration of an 1870s Parisian gown. The project includes reconstructing the dress based on physical evidence, using period sources as a guide, and future care of the gown. The group will also receive a brief tour of costume storage.


Please complete this form to register for the seminar

Class size is limited to 24 [2 people per organization.]

Please register early

Deadline: September 17, 2018

Price: $30/pp


September 25, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm