Friday, Nov 06, 2020
9:15 am PST - 10:05 am PST
View archived lecture here, available for the duration of the Virtual Lecture Series.
Join Ruby Awburn, Paintings Conservation Fellow; Haddon Dine, Objects Conservation Fellow; and Julie Wertz, Beal Family Postgraduate Fellow in Conservation Science for a conversation at the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, where they will present paintings and objects along with materials and analysis on how science and art coincide in conservation work. Q&A moderated by Dr. Katherine Hoffmann, Stauffer Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Cal Lutheran. This presentation is generously provided by the Harvard Art Museums.
Ruby Awburn is the Painting Conservation Fellow at the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museums. In 2016, she received a Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Before joining the Straus Center, she served as an Assistant Painting Conservator at the Grimwade Center for Cultural Materials Conservation, Australia, and has undertaken painting conservation internships at the Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art, Australia and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Haddon Dine is the Objects Conservation Fellow at the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums. She has an MS in art conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, and a BS in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. Before graduate school, Haddon worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and interned with Adam Jenkins Conservation Services, LLC. She has had graduate conservation internships at the Lunder Conservation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and The Walters Art Museum.
Julie Wertz uses analytical chemistry to study the materials of historical and art objects at the museums, including dyes on textiles, pigments in paint, and the identity of binding media. She is especially interested in color and the processes of making objects, both individually and industrially. Before joining the Harvard Art Museums, she was at the University of Glasgow where she researched Turkey red textile dyeing and printing, madder and synthetic alizarin, and natural and early aniline dyes. She earned her B.A. from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow.
Image credit: President and Fellows of Harvard College.