Denison Art Gallery Continues 'Year of the Museum' Lecture Series
Date of Event: March 29, 2006
Posted: March 20, 2006
The Denison University Gallery continues its "Year of the Museum" lecture series, with presentations by Akron art professor Teena Jennings and Denison Gallery collections manager Melinda McPeek. The lecture series is designed to address different aspects of museum collections. Together Jennings and McPeek will present "Caring for Paper and Textile Collections: Fiber Degradation and Related Preservation Solutions," at 5 p.m. Wednesday (March 29) in Burke Hall (241 W. College Street). The lecture is free and open to the public.
Jennings teaches textile science and design at the University of Akron; she earned her master's degree from the University of Alberta in Canada and her doctorate from the Ohio State University. Due to her interest in the woven structure and its subsequent embellishment, her research points in the direction of material culture; however, she continues to practice preventive conservation. In this capacity, Jennings advises private collectors on protecting their collections with easily obtainable materials.
McPeek, prior to being collections manager at Denison, earned her degree in anthropology and art history from the College of William and Mary. She has worked in the conservation, collections, and curatorial departments of several museums, including the Muscarelle Museum, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, and the Museum of the Aleutians, most recently at the Hubbard Museum of the American West.
The remaining lecture in the series, scheduled at 5 p.m. in Burke Hall on April 12, is "Piecing Together The Past: The Art and Science of Conservation," by Jill Sterrett, head of collections and conservation at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Gallery Lecture Series presents Teena Jennings and Melinda McPeek speaking on "Caring for Paper and Textile Collections: Fiber Degradation and Related Preservation Solutions"; 5 p.m. Wednesday (March 29), Burke Hall (241 W. College St.). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6596 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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