Not only do conservators play a critical role in preserving art and artifacts, sometimes they discover them too. This week in Conservation News we highlight two stories where conservation treatments led to hidden treasures. Barnes Foundation Museum Discovers Never-Before-Seen Cézanne Drawings This article by Randy Kennedy, featured in the Arts & Design section of The [...]
About Karen WaldemarCurrently Project Specialist and internal “champion” of the Conservation Studio project, Karen Waldemar has been with Gallery Systems for over thirteen cumulative years in multiple roles. Her experience includes museum-specific projects as well as participation in the development and planning of Gallery Systems products, including TMS. She has worked with museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Tate (London) and d:kult (Düsseldorf).
Conservation management features have been part of The Museum System (TMS) from its beginning. When Jay Hoffman, CEO of Gallery Systems, was developing the first Windows version of TMS for the Ratti Textile Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the 1990s, the museum’s need for software to track the condition, rehousing, and location [...]
Light Projection In late 2014, Harvard University concluded a six year restoration project with the unveiling of Mark Rothko’s restored Harvard Murals at the newly renovated Harvard Art Museum. Originally placed in a Harvard dining hall in 1962 and subject to over 15 years of sun exposure, the severely faded paintings have been locked away in [...]