Category Archives: Conservator

George H. Waterman III

George H. Waterman  III.  Waterman graduated from Harvard College where he studied Art History. He was on the first board of directors of the Dia Art Foundation. He has been a member of the Harvard Overseers Committee to Visit the Art Museums, the Collection Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Library Committee of The Museum of Modern Art. He has been a trustee of the Archives of American Art and the Rhode Island School of Design. For most of the last 40 years, he has been and continues to be a member of the Museum Committee of the Rhode Island School of Design. He is currently the director of the Visual Art Library.

Carol Snow

Carol Snow, Deputy Chief Conservator and the Alan J. Dworsky Senior Conservator of Objects, is a graduate of Skidmore College, in Saratoga Springs, New York, and the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. Prior to joining the Conservation Department in September 2008, she worked at the Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, and then as a conservator in private practice, primarily for museums in the greater Boston area. As an objects conservator, she has treated a wide range of materials, from ancient bronzes to modern plastics. - See more at: http://artgallery.yale.edu/conservation#sthash.pccEXian.dpuf

Matthew Barney’s replacement materials for Unit Bolus, for conservators only!

Carol Snow is  Deputy Chief Conservator and the Alan J. Dworsky Senior Conservator of Objects, at Yale University Art Gallery. Prior to joining the Conservation Department in September 2008, she worked at the Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, and then as a conservator in private practice, primarily for museums in the greater Boston area. As an objects conservator, she has treated a wide range of materials, from ancient bronzes to modern plastics.  In this interview she talks about conserving non-archival materials, like paint on a couch to Matthew Barneys Unit Bolus (casting materials above) which is made of petroleum jelly and is easily damaged. Artist can learn more about archival materials  from this YUAG conservation web site is  http://artgallery.yale.edu/conservation where they have listed some useful links as resources for artists and conservators.