Help! Preservation Training Needs Here, There, and Everywhere
Debra Hess Norris
Chair, Art Conservation Department and Professor of Photograph Conservation
University of Delaware
Thursday, May 26, 2011
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About the Lecture:
From historically black colleges and universities in the U.S. to cultural institutions in the Middle East, initiatives associated with the care and preservation of our global photographic heritage range from the delivery of graduate-level educational programs and collections care workshops to the cultivation of new donors and the engagement of public audiences. At all times, we must connect cultural heritage preservation to issues that surround international social and economic development and civil society. We must regularly assess our graduate programs of study to develop emerging professionals who can collaborate fully with artists, curators, archivists, librarians, scientists, and the public. This presentation addressed ongoing efforts to preserve our global photographic heritage and share strategies for fundraising success.
About the Speaker:
Debra Hess Norris is Chair of the Art Conservation Department and Professor of Photograph Conservation at the University of Delaware, where she has been a faculty member since 1982. During that time, she has served as the chair of Heritage Preservation, president of the American Institute for the Conservation (AIC), U.S. commissioner to UNESCO, project director of The Andrew W. Mellon Collaborative Workshops in Photograph Conservation, and has secured over $10 million in external grants for the university’s Art Conservation Department. She has authored more than 30 articles and book chapters and has taught more than 95 workshops and seminars for conservators and allied professionals worldwide.