During upcoming WAAC Annual Meeting
The Angels Project is an extension of the Western Association Art Conservation Annual Meeting. Over seventy-five conservators from all over the West and beyond will gather to share and hear papers on topics ranging from Georgia O’Keeffe’s friendship with New York conservator Caroline Keck to disaster recovery efforts to the discussion about increasing diversity in the field.
Do you like fossils and archaeological materials? Then please join us for this one-day storage improvement project at the onsite museums at Ghost Ranch! This will be the first time that the museums have the opportunity to work with professional conservators. The work will include preparing fitted, padded storage containers for individual fossils. Ghost Ranch is the top dinosaur fossil site in the world for the Triassic period and the Ruth Hall Paleontology Museum highlights dinosaurs found on-site. The size of this museum belies the importance of its collection. Gretchen Gürtler with assistance from Axel Hungerbeuhler, both from the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum in Tucumcari, NM, will lead the project, with Susan Barger as Angels Coordinator.
Due to the limited size of the working spaces at the museums, participation will be limited to a closed number of Angels. Angels will receive a 50% discount on Ghost Ranch accommodation Tuesday night. This Angels Project is generously supported by an FAIC grant and Ghost Ranch. Details on how to sign up will follow.
Location: The Florence Hawley Ellis Museum of Anthropology, and The Ruth Hall Museum of Paleontology at Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center, Abiquiu, New Mexico
In addition to the Angels Project, there is a free public lecture featuring Lesley Poling-Kempes author of Ladies of the Canyons, at 9:30 a. m. on September 27 at the Lower Pavilion at Ghost Ranch. Poling-Kempes will discuss the women who left their genteel lives in the East to travel to the Southwest in the early 20th century and how they helped to both open our region to cultural exploration while working to preserve our local cultural heritage.