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Saturday, May 14 • 10:00am - 1:00pm
(Workshop) Ferrous Attractions, The Science Behind the Magic FILLING UP

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$89. Magnets have the potential of providing a strong solution for fastening artifacts, but some professionals avoid magnets as they have caused damage in the past. This workshop will address how damage can be prevented with a full understanding of how a magnetic system is created and adapted to mount any specific artifact. Participants will experiment with various combinations of magnets and metal components, explore the different methods of implementing a magnetic system and evaluate the strength of commonly available magnets. The workshop will also include discussions on the history of magnets, what makes them “permanent,” and how they differ from one another.

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SMALLCORP manufactures products for the display, conservation and storage of works of art, textiles and objects. Our frames and display cases figure prominently in museum and corporate collections. SmallCorp customers include picture framers, galleries, art conservators and related institutions and professionals.

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Gwen Spicer

Conservator, Spicer Art Conservation, LLC
Gwen Spicer is a textile, upholstery and objects conservator in private practice. She earned her MA in Art Conservation from Buffalo State College, and has since taught and lectured around the world. In her twenty years in private practice, she assists many individuals and organizations of all sizes with storage, collection care, and exhibitions, and has become known for her innovative conservation treatments. Her current research and... Read More →

Saturday May 14, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Room 510 C

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