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Saturday, May 14 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
(Workshop) Ferrous Attractions, The Science Behind the Magic LIMITED

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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.

Sponsors
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SmallCorp

SmallCorp
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... Read More →

Instructor(s)
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Gwen Spicer-[Fellow]

Conservator, Spicer Art Conservation, LLC
Gwen Spicer is a Textile, Upholstery, Paper, and Objects Conservator, and full-time principal of Spicer Art Conservation, LLC, conveniently located in upstate New York. She received her Master’s degree from the Art Conservation Program at Buffalo State College, State University... Read More →

Saturday May 14, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 510 C