The following evening panels, lunchtime talks, and lectures will be convened this school year under the auspices of “Cultures of Conservation,” a five-year curricular initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Each event title links to more information about the event on the Bard Graduate Center website.

October 27, 2015
6–7:30 pm
Cultures of Conservation “Keyword” Panel: Conserving an Alutiiq Kayak

Sven Haakanson
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Curator of North American Anthropology, Burke Museum
University of Washington

T. Rose Holdcraft
Senior Conservator
Head, Conservation Department
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Harvard University

Judith Levinson
Director of Conservation, Division of Anthropology
American Museum of Natural History

George Nicholas
Director, Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) Project
Department of Archaeology
Simon Fraser University


November 4, 2015
“Color Matters: Synthetic Dyes in Early Meiji Japanese Prints”

Stephanie Su
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Cultures of Conservation
Bard Graduate Center

November 19, 2015
“Textile Conservation at Historic Royal Palaces: A 100-Year History”

Charlotte Gamper
Textile Conservator, Historic Royal Palaces

December 7, 2015
“The Analysis of Organic Colorants in Art Objects: Case Studies from the Metropolitan Museum of Art”

Nobuko Shibayama
Associate Research Scientist
Department of Scientific Research
Metropolitan Museum of Art

February 23, 2016
Cultures of Conservation “Keyword” Panel: Conserving Conceptual Art

Francesca Esmay
Conservator, Panza Collection
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Sherri Irvin
Presidential Research Professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies
Co-Director, Center for Social Justice
University of Oklahoma

Jeffrey Weiss
Senior Curator
Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection
Adjunct Professor of Fine Art, Institute of Fine Arts
New York University

Glenn Wharton
Clinical Associate Professor, Museum Studies
New York University


March 2, 2016
“Paper is Part of the Picture”

Margaret Holben Ellis
Eugene Thaw Professor of Paper Conservation
New York University
Director, Thaw Conservation Center
Morgan Library and Museum


March 14, 2016
“The Museum’s Role on Helping Sustain and Revitalize Indigenous Peoples’ Cultures and Traditions”

Vera A. Solovyeva
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Cultures of Conservation
Bard Graduate Center

March 15, 2016
“A Multiplicity of Voices: The Structure of Preservation at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum”

Gabrielle Berlinger
Assistant Professor of American Studies and Folklore and Tanenbaum Fellow of American Jewish Studies
University of North Caroline, Chapel Hill
Andre W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Cultures of Conservation
Bard Graduate Center 2013-2015

David Favaloro
Director, Curatorial Affairs and Hebrew Technical Institute Research Fellow
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum