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Conservation Seminar with Mette Carlsen and Martha Singer

During this presentation and discussion, conservator, Martha Singer, and conservator and collections manager, Mette Carlsen, will address various aspects of caring for works of art and an artist’s practice. The topics to be discussed include preparing for emergencies, optimizing storage and environmental conditions, packing works for loan, documentation and artists’ archives.

Documentation of your artworks and your practice is extremely important in case of damage during loans or changes over time but also for the preservation and understanding of your practice and your legacy. Your archive is an important resource. What an artist’s archive could look like will be discussed and why it is relevant for others and not just you. Resources and reference materials will be included.

Martha Singer is a NY-based objects conservator in private practice with many years of experience advising and working with artists discussing material options for new works and conserving works in collaboration with the artists. She has worked at SFMOMA, MoMA, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and with private collectors.

Mette Carlsen a NY based object conservator and collection manager with a background from major museums in Europe, including TATE. Latest Mette was the collection manager at the Judd Foundation in Marfa, TX and NY. Her work at the Judd Foundation included working with archives and the preservation of the artist’s legacy.

Please email deric@efanyc.org if you have any specific conservation related issues you would like to discuss.