Caring for the Collection

Friday, October 26, 2012 (All day) - Monday, December 24, 2012 (All day)
Event Location: 
Helen Christou Gallery

What Goes on Behind the Scenes

“Preventive conservation is a continual and on-going process that combats the process of aging and deterioration of artist’s media,” explains Juliet Graham, co-curator of the exhibition entitled Caring for the Collection in the Helen Christou Gallery, Oct. 26 – Dec. 24.  Opening reception in the Main Gallery on Oct. 26 at 4 pm.

“This exhibition has been created as a snapshot to illustrate the team approach to preservation through the daily, behind-the-scenes work that goes into preserving the U of L Art Collection and to demonstrate to the community that the collection is being maintained and protected for future generations,” she adds. “Included in the exhibition are works that have received conservation treatment along with in-depth text, photographs and videos, which show some of the behind the scenes activities of collections and explains the importance of this work to our cultural heritage.”

For more information visit the Art Gallery Website.

Photo credit: While a U of L museum studies intern Miranda Grol (BA Political Science ‘09) used magnification and tweezers to remove adhesive from the edge of the artwork: Frank McMahon – Oilman from Vancouver by Nicholas de Grandmaison. From the U of L Art Collection; gift of the de Grandmaison Family, 1988.  Grol who co-curated the exhibition is now the Head of Collections at Fort MacLeod.

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