June 6th-10th, 2017 2017 CAC Annual Conference and Workshops Regina, SK Poster "Starting Solutions: A Quick Reference For Small Museums" Presentation
The theme of the 43rd Annual Conference was Obsolescence. Colleagues awere invited to submit abstracts that address the theme, from preserving outmoded technology, to adapting or letting go of outmoded ideas and practices, conservation deals with the archaic on many levels. What's relevant? What's practical? What matters?
Aptil 22nd, 208 Adult Workshop: Introduction to Beading The Manitoba Museum,Winnipeg MB
A half day workshop with master beader Jennine Krauchi, and Manitoba Museum Curator of Cultural Anthropology, Dr. Maureen Matthews. Participants were introduced to beading on display in the Museum Galleries and get a behind-the-scenes look at the large and historically significant beading collections in our museum vaults. Following the tour, participants will get to try it out in a 2.5-hour beading workshop with Jennine, focusing on the Métis style of two-needle beading.
April 7th, 2018 Smoke/Brain tanning Workshop Manitoba Buckskin, Winnipeg MB
An introduction to traditional brain and smoke tanning, from skinning the animal to the finished soft buckskin leather. Numerous hides at different stages are prepared to cover the week long tanning process in a day.
December 8th-10th 2017 Introduction to Blacksmithing Western Development Museum,Saskatoon SK
The Western Development Museum is committed to preserving both artifacts, the tools that early prairie blacksmiths used, and the techniques of smithing practiced by early prairie smiths and farmers.Basic forging techniques are taught, including flattening, squaring, splitting, bending and welding.
September 19th-20th, 2017 Care and Handling of Photographic Material CCI Workshop Humboldt, SK
This workshop discusses photographic processes identification, and the structure, composition, and format of a broad range of photographic materials. Agents of deterioration and mechanisms of deterioration are covered, as well as proper storage and handling techniques for photograph collections. Ways to minimize potential damage and information loss in an emergency or disaster are also included.
January 2016 Packing and Shipping Cultural Property CCI Workshop Fleming College, Sutherland Campus
This workshop provides an awareness of important issues to consider when crating fragile works of art. It begins with a practical overview of shipping hazards and the susceptibility of artwork to these hazards. Packaging concepts and theory are taught with presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Participants have an opportunity to apply their knowledge by designing a protective package for several highly fragile test items and conducting drop tests on their designs. Test results provide examples of packaging principles in action and ways that damage can take place.
October 26th, 2017 Artist Materials and their Archival Stability Talk Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
I did a public talk "Artist Materials and Their Archival Stability" at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery to discuss with artists the long-term stability of their materials. Digital, composite materials, and traditional artist materials were touched on. What to look for when buying materials, the intent of their artwork, and how to plan for long-term preservation were topics covered.